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Leicester 27 Dec 2022

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa sallahu wa salam ala Mala via Baraka who was Sofia Jemaine, my beloved brothers, my sisters, the greatest gift you have is the connection you have with Allah subhanho wa taala. The greatest gift you have is the fact that you have this deen of Allah, the connection with your own maker. And you need to know that one of the greatest desires of Chopin or the devil is to disturb that connection. Over time, he has promised it. He has told Allah and he's made it quite clear. And Allah has interned told it to us that this shape and his main aim is to distract or to disturb the connection that you and I have with our Lord, our Maker. So be

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conscious of this all the time. In a shame on

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Turkey Oh, I do. Indeed, Chapin is an enemy of yours. So consider him an enemy, take him as an enemy. Imagine someone who has caused so much of harm to you, and you see them but you still want to interact, you still think No, it's okay. I'm sure this person's fine. You know, everything's okay. This morning, I received an email from someone saying that you promised to donate so much money to such a cause, and so on and so forth. And I have all the communication but the money never ended up coming something like that, right. And I told the team to respond to say, You know what, I don't even communicate with people in this particular way. And another thing is, I wouldn't promise you to

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give the money, I will give you the money. See the difference? SubhanAllah. And so you're getting caught and scammed and you don't even realize many of us have already been somehow con online. Do you agree? Whether it is small or big? Sometimes we are deceived, we see things that's not a reality. And we believe it. And then we're told later on, you know what, that wasn't even true. It was fake. So this is happening on a daily basis, even in our dunya. Even in our worldly materialistic side of our lives. Do you really think shape man is not trying all of this? Regarding our deen, which is far more important.

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Wallahi my brothers, my sisters, my beloved children.

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Our need for a connection with Allah is greater than our need for water and food.

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In fact, it's greater than our need to breathe Subhan Allah because one day, we're going to stop breathing anyway. But if you've had that connection with Allah, you end up in the right place. And unfortunately, when you don't have a connection with Allah thinking that you know what, don't worry, my life is going to be okay. I'll give you an example. The theme of this year's Light upon light conference is facing reality. I give you an example of drugs.

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I give you another example of perhaps some form of smoking some form of smoking and I know you might say that's a bit lighter and you know what, we can throw it all out all these bad habits can go the problem is the dunya has been made beautiful and it's made fair seeming to people but it's not. It actually is a challenge and the test can you keep yourself clean your faith was revealed by Allah in order to cleanse your connection with him in order to cleanse your entire life in order to make sure you're a clean person from every aspect. When you worship you worship Allah alone, cleanliness in worship. When you are doing your actions you do them in the purest possible way as per the teachings

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of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When you interact with one another, you have a clean relationship, no deception, no abuse, no vulgarity, all of that is part of what makes you a beautiful person. So shaytan comes in beautify things. A lot of others are doing this. Let me just do it. It's okay. Those are my friends. Never mind. I go to school with them. Not everyone you go to school with is your friend. Remember that. Not everyone who goes to school to school with you is your buddy. They might just be a colleague or an acquaintance or a workmates, but you need to know where to draw the line and when if they have bad habits that are really affecting the more they will

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disturb the relationship and connection with Allah then

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Obviously you might take good from them in terms of perhaps them being a colleague or assisting you physically for something permissible, but you're not going to take a bad habit from them. You're not going to take distraction from them for Allah. Imagine Allah says it says in the Quran quite clearly when he speaks about intoxicants being an abomination. When he speaks about gambling, then he says all this is the handiwork of the devil or you're going to leave it or not.

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Meaning you have to you should you must, Allah says in ama UD do shame on at all get

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what I want more from me when Maisie well you also

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learn you on is Salah. He tells you what shaytan wants from you by getting you involved in intoxicants and gambling. He says shaytan wants to create between you enmity and hatred, and he wants to distract you from the remembrance of Allah and from your prayer. Let's say Ponce, what does he want, he wants hatred between us. He wants enmity between us. And he wants to distract us from the remembrance of Allah which means we are no longer conscious of Allah in any way. Because when we say he could Allah, it is not only referring to Subhan, Allah Al Hamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, it is far beyond that. It refers to remembering Allah bearing Allah in mind being conscious of Allah, that

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is a part of the Dhikr of Allah.

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And then he wants to distract you as a result from prayer, because the prayer is a shield between you and the devil. I always tell young men or women who come to me for advice, please, can you give us one piece of advice, I say, Can I throw in one more, let's make it to,

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number one, have good friends, have good friends, make sure you have brilliant friends. And more important than that, make sure you are a good friend to those around you. Because it's easy to say, Oh, I'm looking for good friends, but you you yourself are not even bothered about your own habits. You don't even pray, you're not interested in what goes into your mouth out of your mouth, everything is just okay. Subhanallah if that's the case, my brother, my sister, my beloved child, I am telling you, you need to make sure you are a good friend to those around you. And that makes sure that those around you are good friends. as well. I've said this in the past, the quick test of

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knowing whether you are in good company or they are in your good company or the opposite, whether you're in bad company or good is as follows.

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If your good habits are brushing off onto them such that they're eradicating or minimizing the bad they're in and coming towards the good you're in they are in good company you follow that? And if any one of their bad habits is influencing you so your goodness is diminishing. That means you are in bad company Simple as that. So Shane Paul's plan is to distract you shape and plan is to get you involved in intoxicants and that's why we say what do you need to put rolled up crushed tobacco to your lips for

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I was sitting with a group of friends. They left me a few moments ago. Where did they go? Someone says they just went out to have a puff Allahu Akbar my buddies, you're still here right? May Allah grant us ease May Allah make it easy for you to quit even a simple cigarettes, because it's not as simple as you think it is. I always say imagine it's illegal to sell simple cigarettes. I said it's not so simple. Let me explain why. illegal to sell it without writing on it. Smoking kills. Am I right or wrong? Smoking kills. Now, how legal Do you think it is from Islamic perspective? If it is illegal to actually sell it to you from a worldly perspective without warning you about it? I'm a

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Muslim, I'm a movement. My faith has taught me to be disciplined. Islam is a religion of discipline. That's the reason why those who don't like to be disciplined do not like Islam. They don't want to be told in Islam, we want to be told please tell me I will thank you and you correct me that's a difference that's a Muslim. When you're told and the person is correct, as much as you might not have liked the way they said things if they are right, take it even if you're silent about it, but you say you know what, deep down you know, hey, this brother was right. This sister was right. You know they I'm not saying we should just be blunt with everyone and anyone when you want to call

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Add someone there is a method of doing it. Many of the young say that you know what, I don't mind changing, but you know some of these scholars, they just blast us. They blast us. You know what, it's the way they said it. It's okay, take it in your stride. Were you wrong? Yes, you were, well, then that was Allah sending someone to just tell you things might not have been the way you want it to be Subhanallah sometimes medication is better, it's better, but it will help you. So Subhanallah if something lacks discipline in it, you need to remember from an Islamic perspective, most likely you will have to fine tune yourself to ensure you are within what is discipline, all rules and

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regulations. Why to make you a better person. You need to be sane all the time. You need to get up at a certain time sleep at a certain time. Speak in a certain way. Spend some time of the day with your Quran because you have to do that the message of Allah that comes through Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to us. What importance Have you given it in your life? You know what is strange? We face reality. We would become crazy if anyone were to insult Nabhi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yet, we are lacking in our own following of the same Nabil of Allah. Isn't that also a type of an insult?

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I say he is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but

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do I really consider him a messenger in reality, or is it just okay sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Oh, he's the messenger. He's the Messenger of Allah. He I asked you a question. If he were to meet you now, right now, right here.

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Would you be embarrassed?

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Or would it be okay?

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When you might think I'm sitting in an Islamic lecture it would be good to be actually very nice, right?

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When we walk out of here we go back home tomorrow when there's a holiday, the weekend and so on how we carry ourselves Imagine if the Nabhi of Allah had to pass by and just see you from a distance would you be able to associate and affiliate and say hey, it is our NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would you be happy to rush and run towards him? You're going to answer that on your own. I want to tell you a fact. Allah is watching day and night. You cannot run away from Allah and Allah is the highest the creator, the maker, the cherish the sustainer, the provider, the protector, what ever you want on earth, He is the owner of it, you got to go through him, it is him who will give it to

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you.

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You want a job, ask Allah you don't need to do something haram to get that the owner of it in his close the door, it means it's not a good thing.

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Just don't stress, Allah will give you whatever is written for you strive, work hard towards achieving it, whether you get it or not, is in the hands of Allah. So my brothers, my sisters, your faith, it's absolutely important to protect it, but how will you protect it when you don't know it? So therefore you need to learn, you need to learn about it. One torque is not going to do you that much of good, it will motivate you it will move you you will have the urge to do something about it within 48 hours. If you haven't done something about it, chances are you're not going to do anything about it. We meet next year. You say I met you last year it was a good talk Mashallah. What did you

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do about it? I was waiting for this year so that you could come back and talk to us. Is that what it is SubhanAllah. That's not what it is. You gave a good talk. You know what I did, I immediately enrolled for this and for that I started going to the masjid I started doing my salah, I changed my life, I did this, I did that. And you know today, I'm in a position where I feel I still need to do more and more so Annaleigh that's the beauty of Islam. When you have true faith in your heart, it will always make you feel like you're not good enough. You need to do more knowing that you've achieved a lot.

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For you to be here at this particular venue for this particular reason is already a big deal in the sense that you paid something in order to come to hire a venue of this nature to make it possible for a large group of people to come in here. Something that would draw you closer to Allah you knew that the theme is facing reality. You knew that we are going to listen to scholars and so on. Allah says We tailor made it for you. It was never meant to miss your ears. If you heard me say something today, it was going to hit your ears Come What May it's written for you it's meant for you. How are you going to process that Wallahi there should be love in the hearts of every one of us towards all

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of us in the sense that one to another we should be feeling for each other. The greatest feeling is when you see someone do something wrong. Don't just try

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To push them further down, think of ways of how you can reach the person in order to empower them with the correct knowledge and ask Allah to guide them. Because guidance is not in my hands. No yours. It's in the hands of Allah.

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Let's face reality today, when we see someone do something wrong, what do we do?

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What do we do? When we are quick to broadcast? That's the minimum, isn't it? Quick to tell the world Watch out this guy. I saw him with what I saw him with something. It looked a bit like, I don't know what it looks like, anyway. What does it look like?

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If you know you're guilty, because none of us know Right?

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But to be honest with you, we're quick to broadcast but that's your brother in Dean. Why do you want to broadcast if you really have love in your heart, you will immediately have a feeling of sadness to say I saw my sister do this. How on earth can I reach them in a beautiful way to convince them that you know what you need the Mercy of Allah? You know, when I was young, we used to be beaten, go to madrasa beaten, come home, beaten, go to school, beaten, do whatever beaten. Okay, maybe mine wasn't that bad. I mean, personally, but I'm saying that's, that was the norm. So no one wanted to read the Quran as much as they should have. I'm not saying they didn't. But it's not as much as they

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should have. People didn't want to do this. They didn't want to do anywhere a child went or a young adult went and they were made to feel like they were not good enough. They immediately started withdrawing. So you have the Islamic lectures five or 10 people are there you have and people say no, it's only the sincere who come. It's only those who are sincere. It's not about numbers. We agree. It's not about numbers. But my concern is how do I reach the people who don't want to come? I remember

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getting up in the masjid years back and saying my brothers, we need to pray. We need to come to the masjid and uncle got up and told me. You know what? You got to tell that to the guys who are outside because we're all here anyway. I felt like a fool because he was right. He was right.

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Sitting in the masjid telling the brothers we need to come to the masjid. They are already in the masjid. You need to probably give them some guidance to remind them to make it a habit and not to miss and not to lose out on what they have and probably to build on it. But

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your concern will be only genuine when you think about how can I get to those in the pubs and the clubs, those who are far away from the deen of Allah. So let me tell you, let's face reality. When I make you feel a sense of identity, and I give you that sense of belonging and I make you feel like you know what, we're all struggling in different ways. But we're all one family, we care for you. We love you. We will respect you with that honor and dignity, we will remind you what happens. You can relate you can relate to this person because you know what? They don't just push me aside and say you know what, you're living in another world. We're living in another world. That was the attitude.

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And so when you hear them when you see them, you feel a connection because they cared for you. So each one of us needs to do that to the others so that they feel that we're part of one big family here. When you correct someone please be careful. Because in the real world, people are out there to do you down to drop you to see your downfall. They would be so excited to see your downfall. Any small thing they are waiting with a pen and a paper and not even that they're probably whatever it might be. They're waiting for you to make one one blunder in order to cancel you because we living in an age of cancellation.

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But I tell you a true movement true believer is waiting for one opportunity

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to take off the cancellation and bring you back and say hey, come on, man. We're brothers, we're sisters. We're part of one family. I know you're struggling you know what you know what you need to do and what you should stay away from but then if I came here and I started reciting and reading what's halal and what's haram and I stopped at that, I tell you what, chances are most of us already know what's halal and haram but we need encouragement to stay away from haram and to do that which is halal and to fulfill your obligation Unto Allah. I sit and I watch and I read and when I read the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, venturi Cairo minute dunya wa mafia that's one of my

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favorite Hadith because it moves me We all like nice things you like a good scent? You love lovely clothes. It's normal. It's okay. You love a beautiful vehicle. You see something nice you mashallah Tabata kala don't just go and say wow, you gotta say Mashallah. Alhamdulillah Tabata kala Allahumma barik whenever there are so many do as you we need to learn them, we need to praise Allah subhana

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What Allah at the same time, you see all those beautiful things, the hadith is telling you the two units of sunnah read just before the obligation of Fajr better than the whole world and whatever it contains for you.

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Hey,

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now in the morning,

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you tell yourself Subhanallah I'm getting up Do you know why? Allah He Oh, those things that I've ever thought of and seen and loved and liked and whatever it may be the sense of the clothes and the, you know, the design, the names, and some of those names are dodgy, by the way, really, really dodgy, by the way.

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All of that put on one side. And I just put the two units of prayer on the other, it's heavier, it's more Come on, come on. For me, these two units are far more valuable. I'm a believer, Allah, if Allah has placed such value upon an act of worship, remember, it must be so so so important and valuable in his eyes. He wants to discipline you. And on top of that, he wants to be worshipped in that way. Give it to him, he made you from nothing.

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I always ask people who say I'm doubting my mic. I said, Well, where were you? Where were you two years before you were born? And then they begin to answer and they start some get technical, some say I don't know and so on. I'll tell you something. You were in the wombs of your mothers at a certain point a few months before you were born. Do you remember anything that No, I don't. Anyone here please put up your hand. Remember womb of your mother? Yeah, tell us how it was. No one raised their hands. Don't worry.

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Because you can't. But imagine if you were in there and you had an understanding and presuming perhaps there must have been a time when I really was warm, enjoying myself you know, protected from the outside world by being in a room surrounded by a liquid that also was nutritious to me when I needed and at the same time, protective and warm and you know, no matter how cold it was outside, I was okay and so much more and I started growing and mashallah Tabata kala so well, so protected, enjoying every bit of it. And then you start feeling you can't move anymore. You can't move anymore. Between you and a totally different world. And life is just a membrane, that of the womb of your

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mother. That's it.

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You would never be able to imagine, for a moment, you would never be able to imagine what was waiting for you outside, but between you and that was just a membrane.

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And one day, just as you might have thought that you know what this is getting too much. Allah Almighty chose your time and date and place of birth. You were born when you were born. What happened you came into a real this real world that we see right now, but Allah still calls this a dissection. Wow.

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What did you cross you cross the membrane?

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By crossing a membrane you came into something your lungs suddenly filled with air you began to cry Subhanallah Hadid speaks about the poking of the devil. He says one more customer he has one more customer. We're gonna work on this guy as well. Subhanallah started crying, right? If you didn't seem like you didn't cry, did you cry? Yeah, you didn't they spanked you a little bit mashallah physical spanking, just to make sure your lungs are mashallah opened and so on. You're breathing properly. And whatever else, I promise you, my beloved brothers and sisters between us. And the akhirah is a membrane, a different type of a membrane, but as thin if not even thinner than what

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there was there. Don't be deceived by someone telling you there's no hereafter where I was prior to my birth well before my birth, centuries, and wherever, whatever it was prior to my birth Wallahi. I'm going to go back to a place that will be far more sophisticated. This world is sophisticated enough. Today I'm looking at you and seeing you. I can hear you. I have feelings. I have emotions. I'm speaking to you. I'd like to spend maybe a little bit more time with you not possible because this world is finite. I'm very sure that if I were to drop dead right here right now, may Allah grant us Jana and take us away whenever he knows it's best for us to go, I swear I'm going to go to

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a place where I know my Lord has made something far better than all of this here. That's why the Hadith speaks about the hereafter and Jana, and it says, fie harmala Walla, Walla, Katara.

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Speak of paradise. In it there is that which no eyes have ever seen. No ears have ever heard. It hasn't even crossed the mind of any one of you. You know, the typical departure is used the heart of anyone it hasn't even crossed your heart. Let's put it that way.

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So if you've heard something Sorry, what you're going to get there is far better. If you've seen something what you're going to get there is far better.

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Because a woman keeps looking at the husband says, Why is this so that I know you're not going to be there? So that's not how it works.

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The same dude will probably be there, but Subhanallah when you see him saying, Oh, you Wow, you look so handsome. Mashallah, amazing. Yeah, and as you're thinking, you know what Allah Almighty gives you exactly how you want at that particular time. At that time, as well, a lot of us are so connected to our pets, we probably be making more time for our pets to be with us than our spouses.

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That did not happen.

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See, the men were not too happy with what I just said. Allah grant is,

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nonetheless, let's get a bit more serious. My brothers, my sisters, we have to work towards that the distractions of the dunya are such that they might even make us question our own faith.

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But the reason why you don't have the answers is you did not make an effort to learn from the correct sources. So you don't have the answer. Someone asked you a simple question and you feel knocked out. That's because you never invested in your own faith. We're telling you tonight invest in it. Learn, read. Don't let people snatch that away from you. The world is filled with distraction. That's what we call it distraction. What does it distract you from? It distracts you from the main focus, that's your maker, the one who made you is telling you all I want from us worship Me alone. That's it. And I have asked you to be disciplined in a certain way, the way that I

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want that discipline is taught to you by the messenger, I sent to you sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So listen to it. The problem is we don't know it. We don't want to know it. Small question and we feel so you know, deflated or I have a question. You know, I really I want to know, this particular thing. Why and how, how come Islam allows this and how come that look, it's okay to ask in order to know. But sometimes when you have never made an effort to learn things, people might ask it to you in a way that they may be trying to imply that you're following a faith that doesn't make sense. And then because you never ever made an effort to learn you might start thinking that

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lets the reality on the ground.

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Notice how all of this goes back to learning. Knowledge study, go to the masjid I swear that will change your life.

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Join some Halaqaat some little group it might be a little bit inconvenient one or two people might be loud or soft. Some people might ask a few questions more than others you know people become very personal Oh Mashallah. The one of the sisters was telling me that she joined the Halacha

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and when she joined the Halacha there was this one sister that kept asking how much does your watch cost? Oh, what makeup are you were here, but that's not what I came for. And you know all your shoes. Wow. Where did you get them from? Oh, okay. I see you got this car. What does your husband do? So on? Come on, I came for a halacha to learn Quran.

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I told the sister just go barefoot. You're not supposed to want makeup anyway. Just wear one nice cloak. Cover yourself head to toe. Clear your throat every little time every little while. Subhanallah that's not how it should be. Let's make people feel comfortable. I tell some of the brothers who go to the masjid regularly. When you see someone not so regular. Come to the masjid. Make them feel at home. Make sure you go out of your way to welcome them. And don't overdo it that they feel like you know, this guy is now sort of, you know overdoing this with me but salaam aleikum, good to see you. Nice to see you, etc. And they come forward and they feel that connection.

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That's how you build a brotherhood. The same should happen to the sisters. You meet each other today. We don't know who's sitting next to us. Are you gonna take a moment before we leave to greet the person next to you and at least ask them their name

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Don't ask him or where do you work? What do you do? And so you know, I like the center of your perfume. Some of the brothers you know why? Because the other day someone asked me I liked the scent of your perfume. I took it out. I said you know what? You can have it brother, brother, you can have it. You can take it. Yeah

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he got it without asking without even smelling it without even saying what it was. But that's how it is. Every time I put some in my pocket. I tell myself I hope I go home before I go home. I just want to give it away to someone Marcia, that's why I don't carry so much cash.

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But my brothers and sisters, this is the deen of Allah that we're talking about facing reality. It's being snatched from under our feet. And you know what we're not even noticing. Have we become regular if we have have we learned? are we passing the baton to the next generation? Do we encourage people to learn and I tell you what the scholars are in there, dozens. Select

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with someone who is genuine authentic, who teaches you the Quran and the Sunnah, and speaks in a way that's palatable to you, perhaps someone who encourages and motivates you to go beyond where you are, but keep it going do not stop and don't get me don't get stuck because someone said something someone said something about another someone said something about you. Someone said something about that. They will always talk from the beginning they've spoken rather to the end, they will speak the minute you have something good people have to talk about you. They must say things the minute you know, you, for example, it's not prohibitive to have a lovely motor vehicle right?

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I'm sure every one of us I tweeted about it today. We all would love to have a nice car or something a nice house we all have our aim you know, our eyes are set on something I'm going to get a better job a better salary, a better house a better car. What else?

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Okay, these guys are just looking at me like don't say, Okay, fine, fair enough for as long as halal. It's okay.

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I promise you it's okay to be focused on that to a degree for as long as your primary focus is I want to have a better relationship with Allah. Because if you've had nothing of all of that, and you've had a good relationship with Allah or a better and you're improving As the days passed, what Allah He it's a sign of the Mercy of Allah. But if you haven't, it's a sign of rejection Subhanallah anyway, the minute you get a better job, and sometimes Allah gives it to us and he does. You get a better salary you buy a better car you will notice people comment about you some of them may be positive they will be happy for you but a lot of them will start saying you stealing you're pinching

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you on drugs, you're doing drugs you peddling you weren't in you, you know you evading taxes, you're doing this because that's how they were. It says more about them than it does about you enjoy your car when you passing them you can huzzah la Malaika mashallah, would you like a ride brother, mashallah, you can take it for a day. I don't mean it in a in an arrogant way. But what I mean is, thank Allah for what you have. Thank Allah. Don't be selfish. Sometimes Allah will bless you with something he did not bless others when it's okay. Be humble. Be humble. Treat people with utmost respect. When you speak to others, make sure you don't turn them away from the deen of Allah.

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Sometimes, because we are practicing, we end up looking at others as though you know what, there's no place for you here. Whereas, you know, when I speak, I'm gonna tell you something about myself, okay?

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I actually tell some of the people if you're praying five times a day, don't listen to me, please go and listen to other scholars who are a little bit more hard and harsh, because you know what you need to graduate to another level. I have specialized in grassroots someone far away, oh, that's my, that's my specialization. I'm going to come to you, I'm going to make you feel so so loved by Allah, and I'm going to come to you and make you feel like you have these opportunities you definitely need to seize. And I'm gonna now I'm gonna I'm not gonna say statements that will chase you away from the deal. But I'll keep reminding you in a positive way because the world is filled with so much

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distraction. And it has so much of hopelessness in it that if I were to offer you some hope, I'm quite sure. You will relate to it. And you come.

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There we are. And that's the reason why it's important to reach out to people you don't know their struggles. You don't know any you don't know what they've been through. You don't have a clue what's suffering they have been through I know of reverts who have lost nearly everything. They come to Islam, and then the judge by some of the Muslims and distracted to the degree that they begin to cry and say, Oh Allah, you guided me to the deen but look at the people around so I've told some of them Allah chooses, chooses whom he wishes to support people like you. Because Allah Almighty will not just have anyone and everyone come and appreciate such great people. Imagine

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quitting your entire

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system in order to come to the deen of Allah. And on top of that being rejected by those who claim to be followers of the deen of Allah don't do that.

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Don't do that. How many another reality we can face? How many reverts have we had whom when they want to get married?

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The parents

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of the other party just say no, these people are rivers. You can't do that. Isn't it a reality?

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Forget about reverse even if you from the other country on in the subcontinent or from the other side of the river in the same country. They do the same sometimes. I think it's changing now because the rivers were flooded.

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Allah grant us ease. May Allah protect all of us actually. It's not a nice thing, but it's happening. It's a reality.

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I always tell the people well Abuja

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colossal revert Ahmad was delivered was man was delivered earlier on the Allahu Anhu Jamia, Allah be pleased with the level all reverts. Imagine if these parents were there who said no, he's revert stuff when Allah Subhan Allah.

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It's not easy, but sometimes it has to be. I've known of some of the happiest couples, some of the happiest couples.

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The Ravens

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they will probably teach you a thing or two, because when they learn the deal, a lot of the times they're more passionate about it, because they've already seen the darkness on the other side.

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And many times, people who are born Muslim, they haven't really compared things they've been born in the beam. They don't appreciate it as much as they should, simply because they haven't been there.

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May Allah Almighty strengthen all of us, my beloved brothers, my sisters, I spoken for 35 minutes, I pray that we have been motivated to do something tonight to empower others don't push people down. Remember you empower someone, Allah will empower you in a different way you help Allah will help you you open doors for people, Allah will open those you give people that respect and honor Allah will grant you respect and honor I'm not saying you respect and honor a person who's openly calling towards sin, etc. But you offer the human respect and honor to all on Earth with the idea of assisting them helping them see the light. When you know that I am of no use to this particular

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person bringing them closer to the deal. You may want to distance yourself a little bit from those people who might be toxic and so on. But my brothers and sisters don't forget the covenant.

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Don't forget,

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no matter what level you're on,

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you need to do better. Those who praying five times a day for example, improve the quality of your Salah. Perhaps you want to add you perhaps you want to add

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sunnah and nothing

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and you want to improve the quality of it.

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You will you need to read Quran and the duty towards the Quran is not only the reading of the Quran, you need to understand it you need to put it into practice you need to ask you need to repeat and constantly repeat you need to attend lessons you need to physically go be if it's online, you need to make sure that you're learning in a way

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that it is from an authentic beautiful source you're growing. And in this way in sha Allah we will be able to face the challenges of the globe with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that we've actually come out better than we were before. May Allah subhanahu wa taala strengthen all of us.

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Are Sol Allahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad Allah