Effects of Haraam – Malawi #03

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu

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smilla he will hamdulillah he was salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy at mine, my beloved brothers and sisters,

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we all know that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah created us in this dunya for a span of time, after which we will be going into the AF era. And the thing that will help us is our deeds. The amount of deeds you do while you're alive, is what will help you to enter into the correct place after you pass away. So much so that the Quran says when a good person is passing away, the angels will come to that person, just as they are leaving to give them a quick good piece of information to say up Shiro will agenda unless you can come to I don't know the half wallet. Don't worry, no fear, no sadness, we are giving you good news of gentlemen. And it is also reported that when a good person

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passes away from the grave, there will be a breeze of Jannah that they will begin to feel. It is reported that the death of a good person will always be quite simple. So May Allah grant us a good death. Now, in the interim, while we are in this world, the world is all about a rat race. The worldly living is about a rat race, what is the rat race to run after this worldly life? Now it's easy for me to say my brothers, my sisters, Don't run after the worldly life. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept yours and my life in a way that I need some money to survive. Food is not free, I need to earn something I need to work I need to do something. So Allah says no problem while you are

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earning remember where to focus, you're focusing further away. What is that? It's the pleasure of Allah in order to get general because when you earn, how long is that earning going to help you for

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for the few days until it is spent, you will eat it, and you will, it will leave your body. And you cannot do anything about that. After that it's gone. It's finished its history, what happened to your man, I digested it.

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So Allah has kept rules and regulations governing how to earn and Allah Almighty tells us if you do it the right way, your painting itself will become a good deal.

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So you can be a wealthy person and that wealth can have been achieved through a good way or a bad way. If you achieved it through the way that Allah wants you to achieve it will lie you have good news because Allah gave you the dunya and the archaea. You know that you are mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah, in the Quran robina Tina dunia Hassan.

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irati has joaquina other than

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Allah is speaking of the people who make the correct dua in hajj and he's speaking about how that do our will be connected not only to the dunya, but the archaea the hereafter as well, not just this life, and also savior from hellfire. So that do it says robina Arjuna. for dunya has an O our Lord give us goodness in this world. That is including everything that your job, your health, your wealth, your family, that is dounia, Hassan, phylloxera. He has an attorney in the ophira. In the Hereafter, we want goodness as well. What is that? Ultimately? jannatul surdos What do you want in general, the companionship of Muhammad Salam and the meeting with Allah, the biggest gift in general

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is the meeting with Allah. And you can only have that meeting with Allah. If you are in the companionship of Rasulullah Salam or you have followed the Gambia that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to us as humankind over time, in our case, maybe Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because we belong to the final oma and he was the final Nabhi. So, if you take a look at that, that is the ultimate goal you will earn this dunia which is linear Asana and you will get Asana in the akhira and on top of that, we are concerned to protect our bodies from being burnt. In what in Hellfire joaquina Oh Allah save us from the punishment of the Fire.

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Don't let us be burnt in the fire. So this dua is so comprehensive. And then you find with the professor Selim tells us Paula bukas Ville halali Ferry baton baton Fariba to earn a halaal sustenance which means your dunya your livelihood to earn it is actually a duty Oh

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And above that which Allah made compulsory, what did Allah make compulsory your Salah, your song video fasting your Hajj in the case of those who are able and capable and so on your Zakah in fact zecca the giving of it is only possible if you have earned

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so it is compulsory some of the pillars of Islam cannot be fulfilled unless you have earned something like Hajj one in

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Dubai at What does Allah say?

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Allah has made it compulsory to go for Hajj, money stata la sebelah. For those who are able to go and able to make the journey and undertaking how are you going to be able, if you haven't earned a cent if you are lazy, sitting down thinking it's okay Allah will provide Allah will provide is a true statement. There's no doubt Allah will provide. But we are taught something very powerful.

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The professor seldom says low under content, our calluna Allah Allah Hakata co de la Rosa, come come.

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If you lay your trust correctly in Allah, He will feed you like if he's the bird, how does he fit the bird. So some people stop there, and they say, unsaid, that's it, and Allah will feed me how he feeds the bed. So then they become lazy. If you are lazy, you won't earn you are just going to sit back, relax and wait for the handouts that are never going to come. In fact, it is not honorable to beg. If you are able to work, it is not an honorable thing. In Islam, it is not honorable to beg to beg, if you are able to. But if you think that by reading half of the Hadith, you have already succeeded. So now you can sit back and relax. You still need to finish the Hadith. What does the

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Hadith say about the bird? devil do hemolysin what a Ruby upon

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the bird leaves the nest early in the morning with an empty stomach. It works all day it flies around. It comes back at the end of the day with a full belly. That means the bird only got enough food to survive for the day. That's all and how long did it work? Does it do and tell Oh, in the Arabic language refers to meaning early in the morning and coming back either in the afternoon or in the evening. That's what it refers to. So my beloved brothers let's remember one thing to go out to earn is an earbud on its own, and Allah will only open the doors of some Pillars of Islam such as Zakah when you've earned so make dua that's why when people start a business, they come some time

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they say please make do. I have promised Allah I started the new business when my business is doing well. 10% I'm going to give up the law. So now I've learned something that we are a little bit older. I tell them don't fix the percentage.

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Because if you're going to fix the percentage Allah is going to test you. Why would Allah test you? My brother a million kwacha as you're going to give How much?

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The 1000 right. No, yeah. 100,010% Allah will give you 50 billion quarters

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shapen will come to you and start making you sniff.

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All the dunion and you're gonna start seeing now let's go to some shake and ask him a fatwa Can I downgrade from you because the cat is only two and a half? You made the promise to Allah, Allah is going to test you Why did you make such a big promise? You know, my father used to tell us when we were young, that you must just, you see later on we learned that when you when you actually vow when you make a vow to Allah to do something. If Allah does something like what people say, I have an examination, or Allah, if if I pass I'm going to read one Quran. I'm sure you've heard people say that right? Did you ever know that? It's makrooh to say that,

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did you have another

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the Hadith the Prophet Salam says another ruler, it behave, we're in number you stuck around to mean and backfill.

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a magnet or a vow of this nature, it doesn't come being about goodness, it's only the extraction of acts of worship from a stingy person who doesn't want to do it.

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Because Allah Yeah, you

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will love Whoo hoo

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ha me.

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Oh people, you are the ones who are in need of Allah desperately. Allah is totally independent, worthy of praise. Whether you praise Him or you don't praise it. If the whole world did not praise Allah, does it reduce a nonce value impossible. If you praise Allah, it increases your value Subhan Allah so praise Allah, do your Salah for Allah worship Allah, it will help you it won't help Allah

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Allah is an honey, he is independent of all of us. He doesn't need our money, he needs nothing. He's actually opened the door so that we can gain closeness through those things to Allah.

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So when Allah uses you to do something, consider yourself honored that Allah accepted you to come to his house, today, and every other day, whose houses This is the house of Allah, one law he, I swear by Allah, you cannot come to this place, if Allah has not accepted you to come, because it's his house. So thank Allah, when you walk in here, you should feel something. What is the dua, Allah whom have definitely abueva magic? Oh Allah, open for me the dose of your mercy. Why? Because he's already been merciful on you, to make you come here, he put it in your heart, to start coming to come whatever the reason is, that's why when someone comes to the machine, it is our duty as an oma

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to make him comfortable, very comfortable, there must be no harm to a person who comes to the house of Allah because he is truly a guest of Allah so much so that the prophets are seldom says if you eat something that gives a strong smell from your mouth, go and wash your mouth properly before you come. Don't disturb the other muscles and the angels.

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Why? Because this is the house of Allah, why must I come? I'm standing next to someone My mouth is smelling, let alone onions or garlic. Have cigarette complete so bad that the people next to me have to hold their breath for how long Subhan Allah

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Sorry, I know there must be from amongst the some like this. But you know, the truth needs to be said, you know, it's a bad habit, don't you? We need to give it up. I had a brother who gave up cigarettes after 18 years, a brother meaning in Islam. He told me a few months ago that you know what, Mashallah I gave you.

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I said, Subhan Allah, tell us what made you give it up? So at least we can tell other people so that may be the same ingredient? He said, Well, it was just Corona. nyla in Allah Subhana Allah I'm busy thinking I'm going to hear some nice, nice ingredients that this happened. And Allah created a situation where you had to give up your bad habit isn't it for Corona you could do it but for Allah you couldn't you know why you scared of death. But if you had done it for Allah, you wouldn't really be scared of death. Be prepared to go and meet with Allah why I tried my best. I sought forgiveness of Allah and I'm going to go back to Allah I tried it. May Allah grant us ease. So Allah subhanho wa

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Taala creates a situation whereby he invites you to the house of Allah, if you've come here, you don't harm people. The reason is, they're all trying to earn the pleasure of a life, the house of Allah. So you put in a little bit of good little something. And remember, if you're equally strong, sometimes what you think is really nice. Others might not think it's too nice. So don't put too much. There is no virtue of overdoing your income. Are you hearing what I'm saying? Some people have allergies, some people have headaches, some people they get, you know, they have a small problem. So bear that in mind you it might be nice to you put a little bit enjoy it. But you don't have to put

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so much that there is the cliff to someone who is next to you. I remember one day I gave someone

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a bottle of road. You know what is old is supposed to be the Rolls Royce of it.

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And someone gave me it was very expensive. So I gave

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a knowledgeable person thinking that it's a good idea.

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He smelt it and he told me something that broke my heart.

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He opened it.

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He told me Why are you giving me something that's smelling like a Cha?

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So I told myself I said La Ilaha Illa. Here I am giving the men the rose race. And you know what, he is a noble person but for some reason he doesn't like it. What can I do?

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I said maybe I gave you the wrong one. Get back to me.

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Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is merciful, you will get a full reward of the other people who have come when you have assisted in one way or another for them to have come or facilitated for them.

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Why is it that the process alone tells us Mumbai Nan de la he must didn't when Allahu vitafusion whoever for the sake of Allah builder must not for their own sake of or the sake of popularity or the sake of people saying or the sake of whatever whoever for the real sake of Allah builds a Masjid. Allah will build for them a house in general, it's guaranteed. Why? The reason is everybody who's going to come to the masjid from the beginning of it right to the end of it and you know, a Masjid, you can just break it and leave it unfinished go away. It lasts right up to the end for as long as you can keep it lasting with the last drop of your blood, you keep it lasting. The reward of

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it goes to the work if the work it means the person who initiated it, the person who contributed towards it and the one who put it going up now in our

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communities we put up machines for a few $100,000 sometimes a few million sometimes right? It's not possible sometimes for just one person to do it. Although sometimes people do do it. So what does Allah do? Everyone who put in money no matter who they work, they all get an equal reward. They all will get in. So put in. That's why when you see a box in the masjid saying must be collection, put something and walk away. Put it regularly walk away, something away. At least you know your money is inside there somehow. If Allah except one quarter of yours, trust me you get gender.

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But you don't know which one it is. When I tell people how many times you need Salah in the masjid, they say we make five times a day. How much do you donate to the same? Must you say No, none of these other people who donate we don't have to. I said but my brother Why should I allow another rich man to pay for the facility I am using for my Salah. Let me also put $1 for Salah Oh, too much. Right?

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What did they say? How much per Salah.

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Let's make it half of that 50 cents or Salah $2.50 a day? How much are you going to pay in the month?

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Look it up $75 right? In the month, how much in the year. If we gave only that much trust me the massage it will be the best places on Earth. The imams would have top salaries, people who all want to be a monk and they will be beautiful facilities. You know why? Because we've paid everyone has given just a little bit that they used how much What do you use for the zoo? Are you ready to put that money in the box? No. A lot of the times Think about it. The people who use the facility are not the people who pay for the facility. Allah accepted another rich man to get the full reward of your booboo. He paid for the water. He paid for the electricity. We don't think of these things. But

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that's Allah's divine plan. He uses different people to do different things. But now I want to come to the crux. Allah only uses that which is halaal in a good cause. He will put it in your heart to give because your money is clean enough. From the very beginning we've learned when they were rebuilding the Kaaba, they did it in a specific way yet it was supposed to be built in a different way, because they ran out of halaal earnings and yet they were the king of Makkah, they weren't even Muslims.

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So if the machete came knew that you can't use haraam money for a good cause, do you really think Allah is going to just accept your your haram money for for a halaal cause that's why my brothers today I want to reiterate, let us make sure our incomes

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today the shamelessness that we see in community and society at times is connected to the type of income we are earning. Society has become such that when there's a buck to be made, we make it by hook or by crook, and we call ourselves clever, shrewd businessman. Why? What is so shrewd about deceiving Allah,

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you've got millions and billions without Baraka. It's nothing. You got 100 with Baraka, it's more than what you can imagine. That's why take a look at it. How much money are you going to use in your life? Do you know your house when you are building it for those who have built houses small or big? A house is like a pot with a hole at the bottom how much money you put in it, it just keeps going. And it will keep going. And it will keep going until you leave that house something somehow some way will keep coming. And when you think you done you need to change one or two things again, and it will keep see people are smiling, you know why? They know what I'm talking about? It's an empty pot.

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So rather than do that, use some of that money to do something good. Allah will put it in your heart. When when you have hanon earnings.

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I've met people who before they put a generator at their house, they think about the house of Allah

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rather than putting 25 kV at my house in the masjid, I'm going to donate 150 K, we'll get it fitted and good luck. But why? As now I know I've met people like this. I know a brother. He told me I want to put a condition as much as I said, Who's going to pay for the electricity? He said we'll put a generator we'll do this we'll do that anything. But you know what, we don't need to defend I said no, in my house. I'm thinking of putting a con First I want to start with the house of Allah I'm feeling ashamed. I told myself they are not people like this are very rare. Very rare. Are you thinking of putting because in your house the ease you want to put in the house? But Allah accepted

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the man's money. What did he use men when he passes away? Where did his money go? While it went to a condom? He went for generating the machine. He went for the lights in the machine he went for this. This not one must eat so many must you do? What about us? We did our money go. Nando's, KFC, McDonald's. What else where else is digested? It went to the sewage pipe and it's gone to the

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Love,

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love Goodness, goodness. Are you hearing what I'm saying? A little bit. You have to earn make sure you earn halon make sure you work hard. Allah may open your doors. Now for the man who was one of the wealthiest of the Sahaba oh man now fun. They used to call him, man, Honey, why he was a rich man. When there was things happening imagine you see one.

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I'm going to say something right? Before

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Obama had to be poor. If they were rich, there was a problem. That was before.

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I see some people are smiling.

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Oh Lama had to be poor. If the alum is rich, slightly, they'll make him lose his job. Let's see, where did you get the money from? What used to be like that? Because for some reason, shape and came to the people and made them believe that dunya we must enjoy. These people were made for the love a couple of stones. They will meet chef, the chef, the Imam of the masjid buys.

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What what? What's this car that we saw? a Porsche? One of these Porsche clients? How can you imagine please, you can't imagine Am I right or wrong? Why the man must be doing something wrong.

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So when is he going to get his thing you like these things? Probably Allah might fling open his doors in a different way. And Subhanallah there's nothing wrong. So when Allah has given you It depends what you use it on. Number one, when Allah has given other people be happy for them work hard, Allah will open your doors. And Allah will use you for something. I was saying some how much are you going to use in your life? Tell yourself now you know your salary, you know your income, right? Say your income. I'm giving you a good income a few 1000 US dollars. Let's make it more interesting. $50,000 a month. Wow, that's a lot a lot of money. Someone who says I get 50 I can

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retire. So if I'm guaranteed 50,000 a month I'm going Trust me. Lo leibny Adam my y DNA min there have been a Hema

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if the son of Adam had two valleys of gold, he would have wanted a third one still.

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He wants another one. Because what happens? You say my business doing well how much you're making making 100,000 a month clean profit.

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make you pay for what No.

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Other people be happy for them, give business to them. We have a sickness and the disease. We don't care for each other. We pretend like we do because if someone who is your brother in Islam opens a business similar to yours on the other street you got a major problem with him because how can he do it? Doesn't he know I am the dawn of the city here. He's stealing my business. I'm going to fix it.

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Now go to some of the Middle Eastern countries. Some of the things we can learn from them a few things one of them is when you see cell phone shops you will see 51 you see a buyer shop you'll see 2110 you see a whole mall called the Mall of electronics the whole world is full of electronics. I remember when I was studying in Medina once I used to sit with one of my friends who had a shop that used to sell clothes.

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And one day someone came early morning we were sitting with him for tea and that someone came and said we want to buy this cloak so he showed them the cloak. He showed them everything I still remember it was 180 years

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and this person said okay, like give me one so he found a shop which was across and he said you got this thing yeah this ad I got some sending someone

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so he told this lady and the family that she was with the you know what? Just go across and collected from the pay him and collected and I'm sitting I said what? And he says No, you know what?

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Honey has stuff to him. You know? He hasn't had business today let him at least have someone who

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can you do that here?

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If someone is walking into the other shop you will send the salesman to say hi no matter how just take him out of the and bring him beside him.

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That's why we are losing the Brotherhood of Islam. In Islam How much do you want to give him men something Subhana Allah allow him to make the business also how much you're going to spend? You wonder how much do you honestly ask yourself and this is why the people who have made a million and I've asked a lot of them sometimes when I know is that wealthy men say when did you make your money they tell you social before that say before that I used to work like this one guy told me to sell vegetables so then what happened and I said this has they ever come across your mind at a time in your life when you thought to yourself that if I make so much I'm enough I can retire said yes. So

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what was the figure he said the figure was a million when the million came I couldn't wait to make the next million

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so that's Allah proving to you that he knows what you know when shape on it is reported in Nicosia Rahim Allah says it will be done. I want to be higher when Allah can a

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Did Adam alayhis salam, and you know, He created him with soil in a certain way. There was a cavity here when shape and so this cavity he went in, he came out and he said, right, I can control this. Why? Because he's got something he needs to fill. If he needs to fill it, I'm going to come inside, meaning I will make sure that we can, because he's got something to fill you have a need in the Union. Now, if that's the case, be careful shape and doesn't come to you through that need. Because he already said it long back.

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How do you do it?

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Be careful of that, which is haram. I'm not going to go into details of every haram deal. You know, don't be happy when someone else makes a little bit of money. Don't become upset when someone opens a shop similar to yours.

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And trust me, I don't know any story of the city. I'm new to the city. So no one must. It probably has happened or is happening. No one must think I'm talking about someone in particular. With I promise you I don't know. I'm giving you examples of reality.

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You must be happy we should be because sustenance is in the hands of Allah.

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Ma Assad bacala me

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aka Mama.

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What got to you was never meant to miss you, and what missed you never meant to get to you. Don't get upset, be happy, work hard, do your thing. Help others be happy for them. Now when you earn halaal what will happen?

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Your entire system

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is fed by nutrients that are within the obedience of Allah from the way they work.

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So Allah will automatically energize your body towards the body

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and you will already feel a disconnection from sin because I earn halaal if you are conscious about earning halaal it will be difficult very difficult to commit Zina.

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It will be very difficult if you are conscious about any halaal that type of a person you won't find them drinking alcohol

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Do you get what I'm saying? Why because you earned hello and you concerned about

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the energy you got is going to work your brain also it's going to work your heart also that energy is it good or bad energy it's very good energy where is it going to go towards the dhikr of Allah towards the Quran towards your Salah towards goodness that's what it will do to you now if you have earned haram you consuming people's wealth? a clue and word in nasty bit about in the Quran says yeah, are you a Latina, Amano? lotta kulu Amala

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bill Boulton all you who believe don't eat each other's wealth through deception. don't consume What does not belong to you. If you do that,

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you know what happens? Your eyes will not achieve satisfaction until they look at harm.

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Now you're worried Why can't I control my gaze by there's something wrong with what you're earning. People might not tell you on the day but I'm telling you to now.

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If you cannot keep yourself away from sin, go back to check a few things. One of them is your income as well. Why? Because I'm finding it so hard. Why? Why am I being energized towards sin?

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kulbhushan Shaco little cubby what come here now more Anil Hassan

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the heart at times. What does he do? It becomes energized for that which is sinful and wrong. And it goes to sleep. When there's good things to be done. Salah time comes. You don't feel like getting up at all. You don't want to get away. Well there's a few things wrong one of them is your income. Perhaps look at it, check it maybe it's not. Maybe we have not paid use the card correctly. I want to tell you what is zakat. Zakat does not belong to you It belongs to Allah. Allah only tells you to offset it. Every 100 that Allah is giving you, he tells you 2.5 is mine only.

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So when you get it you must know 97.5 is mine. When you're counting your $100 notes you must say 97.5 97.5 97.5 that's how you should count it. Why because 2.5 is not yours. Allah is watching you, you know what will lie he will take it from you either through your pocket or through a calamity that will eat up your wealth.

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That's why the answers could mean a mwalimu

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superhero home what was a key? Be ha Allah is describing zakat. And Allah says take from their wealth as a cat that will cleanse them it will cleanse what the rest of your wealth it's clean. I gave I gave him um Shafi or him online one of his opinions. He says that if you have a business in a certain city, you're not allowed to give the card out of that city unless you've competed

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All the poor people in that city one of the opinions Why? simple reason is they are poor people who watch your business they look at how big your business they see your cars, they see your thing. You think they're going to be happy for you, they cannot be happy for you unless they get from you.

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When you giving those poor when they pass in your business, you know what they will say? Allah bless this man with more he looks after all of us. Right around? Where did you get the data from? What happened? It cleanse the heart of the people also, you follow what I'm saying? Imagine a wealthy man he's driving the latest Porsche and all the Masaki the poor are making for him because they know every time he looks after us, this guy gives us food and drink and every time he's doing this for us, and he did that, and he did this they're making but you are you have the latest and the latest of everything and and your own community. There are people who are not even they can't even afford

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food and water.

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What's the benefit?

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although that is not the predominant opinion of all the other schools, but it's worth looking into.

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It's worth looking into, take take, take care of those around you. Because they watch you they see you, you know, people knifes that purity of the heart, it comes about when you reach out to each other. What's the point of having a lavish wedding when the people of poverty has they don't even have a meal. That's why there's one narration which says b sub walima that walima wherein you haven't invited people along. What type of food is that? Rich people who don't really want to eat, you invited them and the people who really need to eat they nowhere near what's the point. May Allah grant us ease. So the point I want to raise tonight is my brothers, my sisters, when your body and

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your mind and your heart and your system is inclining towards the wrong things. Ask yourself why.

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and address the matter you know better look, search into something, either your relationship with your parents is upside down.

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go fix it.

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What is if they have asked you to do something haram we won't do but respect. You have to respect your mother and your father. Even with disagreement. Sometimes they are human. They might say something wrong. They might belong to a different religion. In some cases, you respect them. Allah says was our Hebrew Houma, dunya Ma, even if they belong to a different religion, they are asking you to do wrong things, you don't obey the wrong things but stay nicely with them in the dunya respect them fulfill that color which they are telling you to do you do it, no problem, your parents why they will be Baraka in the rest of your life.

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The same applies to the income that we have. Sometimes the money might be okay, but you had to lie big time in order to get the deal done. Think about it. Consult the Ola of your area. Because sometimes a man who comes from outside your area might not know some of the norms that are happening in your community. I can't come and pinpoint to you certain things, but I can tell you consult the allamah they will advise you if you are in doubt sit with whoever you respect from amongst the society there are so many scholars and ask them look the deal like this, what do you think of this, they will guide you and they will tell you what to do.

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It is better to have less than to have more. So if you think to yourself,

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I want to make 100 million and I want to make it into the Forbes magazine as being the youngest person to reach 100 million.

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Mashallah, then what? Then what happened after that? How much did you spend?

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How much are you going to spend? You are one insam you are a human Your life is only another 20 years, because by the time you get to 100 million, you have to be at least about 5060 in the case of a lot of people.

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I don't even think we reach there at 70 the way things are looking. But to be honest, after that, you've got very little to live and you've got so much money.

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A person who is close to Allah will build is an era of money being a fan or the loved one who came forth and donated for the well. The prophets of Salaam says Robbie, obey

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this deal. He has profited with what Jana

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who will buy this well and Allah will give him Jana but man says

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here it is.

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Somehow, Pamela,

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you know, I want to tell you something amazing. A few weeks ago I was in Nigeria.

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They were raising money for Masjid.

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And

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the people they they they compete with each other. They raised about $5 million US dollars in two hours.

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Only in that machine. I'm not talking one guy donated a million another guy donated them I'm talking Have you if you think we have money no no nothing go to Nigeria.

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So to be honest with you,

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they said we will never go out of this Masjid to me they were increasing the capacity of the masjid from 1000 to 10,000. And they were making it into a massive Masjid. Mashallah Allah bless the people. Do you know what I saw with my eyes?

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One brother came because they they have a method, you can either announce or you don't have to announce, but they encourage you to announce because they all partners in business they say if this man could give, we're going to give them the Allah made an announcement to say look, there is permissibility of saying it so that others can also give because that's also a part of giving it happened at the time of the processing of one law. One man came.

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He said

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I would like to donate 100% of my savings from my account for a billion. How much is it? I won't disclose it, but my account, clean it and what will happen I will earn it again. In my life I haven't heard back besides from aboubaker acidic or the alarm.

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I saw with my eyes A few weeks ago it happened in front of

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so

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imagine someone saying just clean my account 100% of it gone.

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They laughed. They joked after that visit but how much cash Do you know because you only telling us account but that's irrelevant to me. The fact that the man's is cleaning? Come on. He's trying to follow some example in Islamic history that we have read about right or wrong.

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What made him say that Subhanallah it's that love of Allah and the masjid and whatever it is

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Subhana Allah Allah when Abu Bakr Siddiq, the Allahu Allah, when when they were talking, and they were checking what each one was bringing and giving Omar today abubaker cannot beat me. You know why? I put 50% of what I'm worth, it's gone.

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Here comes up with backup. The processor says what did you bring? He says, I brought everything, put it 100% What did you leave at home? He says I left a line is rosu what do you need at home, my stomach is this size, I need a small amount of dates and water to survive. I'll have dates and order tomorrow I'll go to the market, we'll do some business and bring a little bit more food. Look at the bird. The bird goes out in the morning, it comes back in the evening with enough food to survive for the night. With next morning, it needs to go out and do the same thing with us in our houses, we have enough food if we were locked up to last two, four months sometimes. And still we are seeing a

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times of tough times are tough. I come from Zimbabwe, where at one time there were so many shortages.

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Now it's a little bit better Mashallah. But people used to have enough food for two three months and you think about how situation is a tough man.

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You got a shame, you got any shame. But we the way we look at things. So my brothers and sisters we can earn our gentlemen, by earning holla.

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And when you earn halaal, Allah will open your heart to give who should you give, give your family members who are poor, you start off with that circle. Your community members who are poor, give the good causes make the circle broader and broader. and donate. I love the one Hadith could see where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us unfuck Jabra dama

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garlic,

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amazing. Spin, Oh son of Adam, I will spend on you.

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Give I'll give you

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and I have seen in my life when someone pledges, a constant charity, to say, you know what, every month I'm going to look after these orphans or these widows or whoever else it may be or this course every month, I'll give you some when someone pledges.

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Allah has to give them because he's written the sustenance for someone else. Say for example, I'm looking after five orphans, and I'm giving them every month. Who sustenance is it? It's this, who's giving it to them, Allah. I am just a means via when I made a pledge, Allah will make sure he gives me in order for their sustenance to get to them. But it's good to do that. One two things. keep giving, even in your heart, you made a small intention to say I'm going to give it reminds me of what I said earlier that when you make a vow, it's expecting from a stingy person. So what should you do?

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That's a question isn't it? You should say Oh Allah, I am reading the entire Quran and don't make it too big actually, you can say Oh Allah I'm going to record of Salah helped me to pass. That's better. Because I didn't bother for Allah whether I passed or not. I'm still going to do it for who is Allah? does Allah really need that he bother you promising to give him It's worse than how we would treat a child. When the child you say Come here, the child doesn't want to come? Please come. The child doesn't want to come. What do you do?

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You take

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Got the switch on your pocket and you say, if you come here, I will give you this sweet, then the church has come, I'm coming. How can you do something like that too powerful is that he will tell if you do this for me, I will. What did you just say?

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How could you say that it's makrooh. To say that you shouldn't, if you have said it, you need to fulfill it because you can't lie to Allah. When you have made a vow, you must fulfill it. But

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to start with, you shouldn't even have done that, give out a charity and say, Oh Allah, I gave a charity I did so that I asked you to protect me and so on. Because why a sadhaka toto

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when people are going on a journey and people or something is happening, you have, you have purchased something big and good. give out to charity do

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what will happen through the Baraka of that Allah will grant you protection by the will of Allah, we know that we are taught that.

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But my brothers and sisters, and I'm saying this, I'm closing with this point that I'm repeating. If your income is not from a good source, the energy derived from it will never be used for good. That's why sometimes there's a brilliant course very good. But this rich men, he just doesn't think he should give them you know why? Because Allah doesn't want his money. They I know one of our scholars, he said, don't go out with a begging bowl to the rich. Just let them know what work you're doing. Don't ask him.

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After that Allah will put it in their heart to give or not to give. At least they will give you with a pure heart.

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They are not giving it to you for you. They are giving it to you for Allah but if you go and say please give and pleases you can say look, here's a pamphlet or I just wanted to let you know Mashallah we're doing a lot of good work. This is happening that's happening. And then handling that we stopped there and ended. California next day. You know, I couldn't sleep last night and I want to be a part of this work. What Who? Who invited me?

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That's acceptance. But you're gonna go you're going to scrounge firstly. Yeah, what you want

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you know how it is some people know how it feels. What do you want to know? But must there are too many questions now. All the statements you saying it already shows me something. They say no, you guys are eating too much money. What? You must give me the account. Okay, you might have a right to say let's see the account. But how are you talking? How can you degrade the person you're going to give? What are you getting from?

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Then they'll tell you come tomorrow I think about it. Next day. You can't get hold of him. A month later. You busy begging phoning like you are criminal. After that. You You have scrounged out of them $50

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and here comes another person you never dreamt that he had money. And he quietly tells you you know what this is for that project you guys are doing. This is for that machine.

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That same Masjid they were raising money for in Nigeria one brother got up and said all the cement is coming from me. That cement itself was worth 100,000 us and my one brother got up and said I will do the electricity, the CCTV the sound system and the carpets. You know how much money is there for a 10,000 capacity Masjid.

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I told myself I said you know what you want to see people who really give for the sake of Allah.

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Come with me. Let's go to a country where you think that the people there are all fans.

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Yes, look at how Allah

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uses people. May Allah help us to respect each other? May Allah grant us ease. You know, I said May Allah help us to respect each other because

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when the people who work for you are happy, you will always have Baraka.

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When the people who work for you are unhappy, you can never succeed in your business. So treat those who work for you with utmost respect and see how Allah opens your doors. Do not delay a salary by one minute. If you pay them on the 15th of every month 14. Give it down to them with a smile, see how Allah will open your doors. The wealthy people hold back the money of the people who work for them when the work is done, and they hold it back for nothing. That is Allah snatching away the Baraka from him, his family, his health, his business and everything. These people will give you a bad day. That means in their hearts, they are going to say, Get this rich man. Are you not worried

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they work for you. You give that man is do be on the right time.

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SubhanAllah that is Baraka no matter what no but my money is stuck. So then why did you employ the man? He'll understand what will he you're a wealthy man, you're sitting and eating and you're going to feed him. He's got bills to pay. He's got so much to do. We need to change these things. These are basic things that people

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take for granted but these are the signs of the source of your money.

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These are the signs of the source of your income.

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May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us goodness, and May Allah bless every one of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success in the dunya and the archaea. May we be successful even in the business that we do, whether it is dunya we business or business that we're doing with Allah.

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And may Allah bless us and our children, our offspring, may we thank Allah for allowing us to gather in his house. Because when you cannot gather in the house of Allah, there is something wrong with our connection with Allah.

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May Allah help us to rekindle that to strengthen it and to keep it the masjid when people I'm not sure what happened in this country, but in most countries, there were some restrictions that came about regarding the massage. People made a noise and rightly so. The funny thing is some of those who are making a noise they don't come to the masjid. Have you noticed that?

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I hope we understood and realize the value of the masjid now. We better come you know when you're passing the machine and it's time for Salah.

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It is only if Allah wants you and loves you and accepts you to come through that he will make your heart powerful enough to say divert go to the machine. Otherwise you just carry on pass you pass what happened last the other people are getting gentlemen.

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The other people are getting make it a habit full the master will it no matter when other people see how serious the Muslims are. They are attracted to the deen simply by that.

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What do you get? You enter the house of Allah you achieve contentment. You are so happy there is a calmness there is a serenity there is a good feeling you come and you do ibadah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us regular with our salah and help us to come to the masjid and fill the massagin

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Baraka local economy and May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive our shortcomings akula Kali Hara sallallahu wasallam Allah and Amina Muhammad Jihad Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed kennish, Edwin

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