Facing Reality – Light Upon Light in ExCel London

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All of the seats are filled. Now can I ask anyone who's got an empty seat next to them? put their hand up

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If you've got an empty seat next to you put your hand up okay

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can we ask the volunteers please to bring in the people? It's unfair we've got a number of people who weren't allowed in by Excel because there was no spaces for them to sit so they were waiting outside. Now there are spaces here please keep your hands up. Keep your hands up Hi please

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keep your hands up

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hi hi so you can see him good

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move down if you can

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come quickly volunteers bring the people in please

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moving down

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okay, inshallah everyone moved to your left if you had that so we know where the spaces are rather if you can move to your left inshallah to those gaps are filled

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every row please sisters as well.

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Yeah, sisters more importantly.

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Okay, good. It really is unfair Subhanallah when their seats hair, they haven't wait outside.

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I said this previously events. The Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim is that the best shoulders in Salah are those which are soft, ie those which accommodate their brother or sister to make space for someone. Now that's in Salah. If you can accommodate someone here your broke fellow brother or sister to sit next to you so that they can benefit and I don't say it lightly when I say literally, it could change someone's life yesterday and hamdullah we had seven shahada has seven people who accepted Islam after coming here listening to the talks. Do you want to be the person that deny someone that Allah Allah Allah knows best, but at least make space and you'll be rewarded for it?

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Okay, please move in if there's an empty seat next to you fill it so we can see from one side or the other the empty seats.

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Volunteers can you tell me if those rows at the end because I can't see down there if it's empty seats are they being filled?

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I can see four rows back there's two empty seats there

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probably in the grey hoodie and the hat behind the pressure and the white faux that's it mashallah move across well done.

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There's one see their brothers please Come on. Move across if there's any empty seats next to you over there if there are any empty seats Put your hands up

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okay, if there's an empty seat to your left, put your hand up

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there's an empty seat to your left move into it. Does alcohol

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are there any more empty seats to your left over there?

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There are shifts across please brothers shift across fill those empty seats please so it's easier they can do the volunteers can bring people in and sit them down

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sisters I can see some empty seats as well please make sure okay, if you see the volunteers bringing anyone that you let them know that there's an empty seat so they can sit there

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I need someone from the volunteers to tell me when we're good

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okay couple more minutes inshallah

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amazing mashallah sisters got a hand well raise their

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just that sisters can sit there says consent the back there.

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There is about five empty seats just here. Third row back.

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One day,

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one of the front at least hogging it

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why more people coming in or people going out

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okay just two more minutes in Sharla two more minutes. Use the time productively if you want you can either speak to each other or you can make some make some avocado inshallah make dua for our speakers make dua for the people who organize this event. Make dua for everyone who has been helping out make the art for the volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout the day in the days running up to this event.

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Use that moment make dua for them in sha Allah just a couple of minutes just a couple more minutes please brothers and sisters

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is that it done

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Is everyone ready now?

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You can put your hands down

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I've been told no

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I've been told if you see anyone wondering trying to find a seat then do the nice thing and just call him to come and sit next to you if you have an MPC inshallah.

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brothers to the brothers only Yeah, like the sisters. Good Hamdulillah

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I just have to say to everyone, that Mufti Menk is about to come on stage. Now I want everyone to really pay attention because you guys missed some gems over the last couple of days mostly dropped some very cool jokes and some people weren't paying attention they they missed it. So do concentrate inshallah and if I can invite most the main cup and then inshallah we will have our rest of the our program straight after

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if they.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa sallahu wa sallahu wa salam ala Mallanna BIA Bucha, who were Allah, Allah, he was so happy he urged me and my brothers, my sisters, I'm a Muslim. The bulk of us if not almost all of us, are Muslim in it's a gift of the Almighty to be chosen to worship the maker who made you and him alone. It's a gift of the Almighty that you are chosen to accept all the messengers who came from the beginning to the end, including Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the final messenger. It's a gift of the Almighty, that we respect and revere all of those messengers. And we believe in goodness that has come from all of them. But do you know what is an

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outstanding gift that the Almighty has bestowed upon? Which means you're already a Muslim, you're already a believer. You're already worshiping Allah. But there is one gift you have been blessed with that is outstanding. Do you know what it is?

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A man is already there. We're talking about an outstanding gift after you being a Muslim men, etc. It is the forgiveness of Allah, something known as repentance, the readiness of your maker to forgive you and to wipe out the sins you have committed by merely asking him sincerely, oh my Lord, forgive me. I have faulted. I regret. I was wrong. If you don't forgive me, who do I have to forgive?

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That is the biggest gift. And this is why shame on comes to us from a door that door. He wants us to lose hope in the Mercy of Allah so that we don't realize the favor of the Almighty upon us. Let's go back to the original sin, the first sin

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when some

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One says What was the first and committed? Can I ask it to you? What was it?

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It depends how you look at it whether it is from a bliss or from Adam. So if it is from a bliss, Allah Almighty says, when we created mankind, we instructed the angels to prostrate out of acknowledgement of status to Adam.

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For sagia den mela encantan collo, whom, Gemma owner evilly is all the angels prostrated, but the bliss who was from the gym kind did not prostrate. What did he say? And I

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mean, who, oh, I am better than him. I am better than him. He was jealous of the status given by Allah to man. So he said, I am not going to prostrate. That's a sin. We're going to get to that just now. But

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he refused to obey Allah's instruction because he was upset with Allah. Why did you make someone better than me? That was the original sin. If you look at it from all the sins, then you have man, Adam Alayhis Salam, the first of our species.

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He was told by Allah that you have a special place known as Jana, for your information that Jana was a different Jana from the one we're going to be returning to I don't know if you're aware of this. It was actually known as Jana tulip Tila, a special place a special garden created in order to test Adam Alayhis Salam and Hawa it was a special place known as Jana Ali Abdullah, the paradise or the garden within which the testing was going to happen. It's not the exact Jana to hold that we are praying to return to or to go to right. It's not the exact same place. It's a slightly different place. So when he was there, Allah told him

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to as you wish.

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But there is only one thing I want you to stay away from. While at

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the shujaa Don't get close to this tree. Don't eat from this tree. Now there is a debate. Was it an apple? Was it an Android? A sorry? Was it an iPhone? Was it not? I always say if you look at the Apple because I'm an Android man, by the way.

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Well, all of you who said the apple is bitten, have you noticed? You see the logo? It's a bitten apple. I don't like bitten stuff, bro. Allah grant us ease Android all the way. My brothers, my sisters, there is a debate. Was it an apple? Was it not an apple in the Islamic scripture? The apple is not mentioned. It's mentioned elsewhere, but not necessarily whatever it was, it was from the tree. Okay. And Allah says, don't eat from the tree, one instruction. Only one thing you have to do my beloved forefather, and you didn't manage Allahu Akbar. And then you blame me Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah. May Allah forgive all of us and strengthen us and guide us and give us goodness. Allah

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Almighty told him Oh, Adam, and his wife Eve or Hawa, the only thing I want, you can enjoy, eat and drink as you wish, but don't go near this tree. Guess what he did this the same tree he went near. Not only that he ate from it, they ate from it.

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But that was part of the plan of Allah. Allah says, what was of importance was not that he ate from the tree.

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It was what happened thereafter.

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He immediately realized, hey, what I did was wrong immediately. Instantly. He says what I did was wrong. And you know what? Paula Robina

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fusina We're in limbo. We learn our total learner Coonan Amina Shireen, the two of them collectively said, Oh our Lord, they are addressing Allah. They weren't communicating with Allah before. Anyway, they are communicating with Allah again and saying, Oh, our Lord, of alumna and husana, we wronged ourselves. Why we wronged ourselves, why didn't they say we wronged you we sinned against you because they knew Allah and they know Allah does not mean the obedience of the whole world. Nor does Allah be affected by the disobedience of the whole world. If anything, your obedience will elevate your status, not the status of Allah which is already elevated and your disobedience will drop your

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level not the level of Allah which is already above all of that.

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So they said, Rob Burnett, oh our Lord, we did something wrong against ourselves. We went against our own selves, we did something that would result in our own downfall. And you know what? We are so helpless because we have none besides you to forgive us. So, Valentina and fusina, we wronged ourselves, we're ylim Atlanta and if you do not forgive us, what are Hamner and you do not have mercy on us, then. akuna minal Kassadin. We will definitely be from among the losers.

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Allah loves those words. Why? Because you're you're acknowledging Allah, you're already

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worshiping Him by saying, Oh Allah, You are my Lord. Besides you there is no one. The issue of forgiveness. Who do I ask I asked you, Oh Allah, if you forgive us,

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then we are successful. If you don't, we will lose. Allah says,

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We forgave them. We forgave them Instantly. Instantly. Does it ever say in the Quran, that they kept on repeating it and repeating it and begging Allah to say, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, Allah says they asked us and immediately we forgave them. I want to pause there for a moment. Let's go back. If you take a careful look at

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what IBLEES shaytan did initially, be careful, he uses the same plot against us amongst one another. I'm better than this guy. My color is better than that. My money is more than that. My position is more than this. My race is better. My tribe is better. My city is better. My suburb is better. My house is better. My car is better. My phone started Allah is better. Android is not better. By the way. I changed my mind. It's okay, so long as your phone does your job. Stop. It's fine.

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Okay, see how we reverse the fatwa.

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By the way, some of you might take it seriously, I'll find the big refutation just now, it was only something on a lighter note. I hope you got that. Don't take it. Don't hold it against you can even use Huawei. It's fine.

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By the way, the camera of the honor is probably one of the best I've come across h o n o r sorry for advertising but it's something worth looking at. Because you'd stop the debate between the two inshallah my brothers my sisters, let me let you know. Don't worry. Your watch tells time my watch tells time. It's okay. Yours might be a Rolex, mine might be a Bowflex. It's fine. You know, when they make it elsewhere, they just put a little line at the bottom of the arm, but it looks Deepto identical. The differences? This one was 25 grand. The other one was 25 bucks. Right?

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Does it mean this thing is not going to tell the time it told time I'm happy. I remember a time when I used to wear watches back in the day I might start again. Some people are actually product Minaj just wear a watch again. But for years I haven't worn watches.

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Back in the day that guy tells me shake I'm ready to pay you so much for your watch. And it was a 10 rial watch a mind to pound watch. That's what it was. I said why would you pay so much? This is because your watch my mind. Shaitan comes to me and says hey, that's a good businessman.

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Imagine that bought with Timex watch SubhanAllah. What did you pay? I pay the grand bro, I got it for two pounds. Mashallah, what a prophet. We wouldn't do that. We would not do that. Why? We don't want to cheat people and deceive them. It's not that it's better or not my brothers, my sisters, that gets to a point where you forget the competition on Earth? Is you competing with yourself? What were you yesterday? What are you today? And what are you going to be tomorrow? That's the competition. If you're better, you're winning the competition. If you're worse, you've lost it. Even if there are a million others around you, cheering you on. May Allah grant us forgiveness.

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I'm not in competition with you. And you shouldn't be in competition with me, especially regarding worldly material items. Not at all.

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And this is why Allah has kept it's so beautiful that if you earn 100 pounds a month, and someone earns 10,000 pounds a month, I tell you, you will only be able to eat a certain amount today. Not more than that. And if you have bought food with 10 quid and someone else bought food worth 100 200 500 and whatever other food that might be, trust me, chances are the cheaper it was the healthier it may have been. And chances are you're both filled. I mean, I've had my my rice and something else and I'm full. I've had water and you might have had a beautiful girl man, bad girl, whatever that was, you know? Yeah, off the elbow as they say Mashallah.

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Okay, Mashallah. But guess what, I probably am more full than you. And healthier probably could run a marathon and you're just gonna want to sleep now. May Allah grant us ease. The point is, that's not what we should be competing with, or about. Because

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go back to shaytan he became jealous because this guy is now going to get more attention from Allah than me. And Why did Allah give him and raise him and make him so look? On one hand, he knows Allah because he's already jealous, because Allah has given him more. And on the other hand, he's saying, I don't want to acknowledge and obey your instruction because I'm burning so much about what you gave someone else is that happening in your life if it is, today is the day when you extinguish that, be happy for others be very happy for them in your field, another person who excelled way beyond you say Alhamdulillah that's when you're a true believer. That's when you've understood it

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was ALLAH who gave because the Hadith says in Al Hasakah kulula kullanarak indeed, jealousy eats away your good deeds in the same way that fire eats away at dry log. You have a dry log now in winter Mashallah.

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You understand? As soon as you light it, mashallah, it's lit and it's eaten in no time, you know, you gotta put another log because it doesn't stop, right? And it's all eaten up. Don't be jealous of someone whom Allah has bestowed favor upon, say, Alhamdulillah if you want, if you want,

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you can perhaps make a dua that Allah blesses you with something similar, without taking it away from that person.

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Where his man today, we have advanced, we become jealous of people, but we have so much we're jealous of someone who's halfway because they're catching up. That's it. I know of people with businesses doing well, multimillionaires, they are threatened by a similar business that's just starting up, down the road, threatened why one day, this guy's gonna steal my business, my brother, did you not make your first billion? Yes, I did. I didn't give others a chance. Come on, man, you're not going to be able to eat up all of that. In your life, you won't spend more than a certain amount beyond that it's going to be distributed amongst your heirs. The more you leave, the greater the

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chances of your heirs, killing each other over your money.

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And that's a fact. The more you leave, the more dangerous it is for your heirs, the less you leave, the greater the chances of him living happily ever after. And you thought of that, go check the studies. There are exceptions, but very few becoming fewer. As the years are passing. My brothers and sisters, Allah Almighty expects us to be happy when he has bestowed favor upon someone, let's not go back to what Shavon did, and become jealous of one another over whatever it may be. I've already mentioned issues. Wealth is one.

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Perhaps intelligence is another at schools, be it primary, secondary, tertiary, whatever it may be and beyond. We become jealous of those who are intelligent, sometimes all those who might be disciplined more than us. What happens? Allah Almighty bestow some with an understanding that perhaps is different from mine and yours, they may be able to process things quicker. And we are here saying, don't talk to them. You know what this guy, you know, he's like this, and he's like that, or she is like this, and she is like that. No, make life easy for those that schools and colleges,

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empower the brokenhearted. Speak to those who no one speaks to, especially when there's no proper reason for that. You're a believer, empower them, Allah will empower you and your entire future. We're still young, many of us not married yet. Subhanallah we still have a life ahead of us. Many of us don't have children, yet. We still have children to come. We don't know how anything is going to turn out to be. So don't be deceived by the little that you've gotten up to now. When that has humbled you the rest of it, what is to come will be better. When that has made you arrogant. What is to come will be your test.

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People are fast and quick to judge the children of others. Hang on sister, you don't even have kids yet. Stop talking. What's your mouth, pray for those kids reach out to them in a positive way not negative because when your kids come about, they probably will take the World Cup in negativity. If this is your attitude. To see. Be happy. That's why I say wherever you are, look for the downtrodden. You will find Allah when you talk to them when you empower them. Look for the downtrodden and do not be jealous of those who have more than you.

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So shaytan decides he doesn't know

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Want to worship Allah because Allah favored someone? Okay, that was number one. Number two, here is Adam Alayhis Salam.

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He was offered two things by Iblees.

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Now one might ask but you know what, how did IBLEES actually managed to communicate with them when he was expelled from the police? Didn't Allah say we expelled him from Jana?

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I told you earlier it's a slightly different Jana but I want to tell you that there are different narrations making mention of what exactly he did. They say from outside. He was affecting them with his whispers. The devil whispers doesn't he? He comes to us. He makes us want to do wrong things by telling us it's okay. Just do it. It's fine. You know, the new line. It's not a new line. But sometimes people say Oh, this is something that's happening to me now. I'm practicing and I know about the Mercy of Allah. So Shavon whispers and he says it's okay commit the sin. You can seek forgiveness Didn't you hear the sheikh say Allah is Most forgiving? You see that? We plan the Toba

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before we plan the sin la hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah you understand? That also is a trap of the devil. If you fallen you seek forgiveness. But May Allah protect us from planning something and telling Allah or telling ourselves don't worry, Allah is merciful because then it's the beginning of a chapter that might end up in a very dangerous way.

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Here is Adam what was he told shaytaan whispers from outside and tells him hey, there's two things there's two things one is you remain young you don't die. Remain young remain young. Subhanallah how many of us we love to look young? You know if you really want a lot of the sisters or even nowadays the brothers to feel good. Even if she's looking 60 Just tell a sister you don't look a day older than 25 Oh wow.

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And you know what? You look 70 By the way it's okay we just making you feel happy man Ma sha Allah. Allah grant is no but when I tell you guys Hey, handsome guys. I really mean mashallah, by the way, it's not just a feel good thing. But that's what it is. If someone say you looking young man, a lot of people feel good, right? Do you know what? That was a trap shaytan used against the people from the very beginning. He says hell

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were Mukhin

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I want to show you a tree if you consume from two things will happen. One is you live forever. You will be young forever. You're not going to go You won't die you're not death is something that's not going to come to you imagine if someone told you how long do you want to live?

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Say it out loud. How long do you want to live? Answer the question say the figure. What's it?

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90 anyone else?

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85 anyone else? 100. Yeah, the younger you are the bigger the figure you must notice that.

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Anyone else?

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Forever Allahu Akbar. May Allah grant us that living forever. Yes. What did you say?

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A million. Allahu Akbar. Okay, you know, that's quite a young person. May Allah bless us with an age where in which he knows that we will be within his obedience. May Allah take us away the day he knows it's better for us to go just say Amen. As tough as it is. Because if, if you were told, listen, you've had your life, right?

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If you want paradise right now, we're ready to take you here. And now no notice. Are you ready to go?

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A lot of the people say yes, more and more people say yes, it's okay. We can go there. We'll deal with things because we've seen how people deal with things right? When others have passed on. But it's not easy. We ask Allah to bless us with a good age. We ask Allah to help us to do enough good deeds that his mercy can descend upon us. That's what it is. Because it's ultimately the Mercy of Allah that will help us get into Jannah our deeds are just by the way, we're trying to please Allah. And that's what it is. That's why we say if your deeds say for example, yesterday, I mentioned how you might make hoodoo, you might actually fulfill your Salah your prayer, but there will be

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shortcomings Don't worry for as long as it was humanly the best thing you could do. Allah will accept it as is by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't be too hard on yourself because then you start thinking this is not right. Got to wash it again. This is not this. I got to do this again. My prayer. I didn't do this. I did that. Don't worry it go easy on yourself. Allah will accept it as it happened. Go Easy, go easy on yourself. But at the same time

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when we become too obsessed with looking old and looking young, do you know what shave fan can come to us and make us do things that that's wrong in the eyes of Allah?

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So many people who've decided to change their faces and change their body parts and their organs in order to live up to the world, and its standards have regretted it. And when they grow older, they really feel so saddened and depressed. And I'm talking from people who have communicated with me and told me, please warn the world about how serious a decision it is to do these things.

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So it looks nice and easy, because when they advertise it, they don't tell you the negatives of it. Maybe it worked for a few people, if you really need it, it may be permissible. But if you don't, and you're just tempering, and you just want it to be this way, and that way, you know what your unique identity that Allah chose you with is the best. So many people when they've changed something on themselves, they don't like themselves anymore. Why? It's not what Allah gave you and made you Allah knows that uniqueness. That little sharp tooth is you that's you, when you smile, and you can see Dracula, it's okay. It's you. It's okay. Allah bless you, man grant you is if there is something

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wrong, yes, if there is something really bothering you, they may be permissibility just get to go ahead. Let the scholars know get someone to explain to you to see that you're not doing the wrong thing. You may go ahead. I've had people who come to me and say, You know what, I nose is really bent. And I'm really stressed about it. You know what there is a scope of that is permissibility to sort it out. If you have six fingers, you are allowed to chop off the one if you need if need be because we're bringing it back to normal. That's all we're doing. But we're not playing and tampering with something that is normal. It's okay, it's fine. What are you doing with it? Don't

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worry, nearly all of us, when we look in the mirror too much we find a fault with ourselves. Don't let shaytan come to you and said you know what, I'm going to show you to do something, you're going to look hot, you're going to look young shaytan will actually come up and tell you you're going to look so attractive, the world's hearts will be broken. I tell you what, you're going to break your relationship with Allah.

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If that's your intention, then this is what will happen. But if your intention is the reason why I'm mentioning all this, by the way, the theme is facing reality.

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So I started in a specific way, but you understand where we're getting.

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Don't allow Shavonne to drop you to dislike yourself. You must love yourself the way Allah made you, that's when you will be able to worship Allah in a proper way. It's okay. It's okay if a few people don't like the way you look. Because there are a few people who don't like the way they look to. And what

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Allah has created all of us different.

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We spoke about phones earlier speak about motor vehicles as well not everyone likes the same of anything. It's okay it's not a big deal. It's the world make use of it. It's fine.

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So that was the first thing shaytan says, I'm going to show you something you're going to eat from it. You know what you will remain young you You will not die never. You're just going to be there. That was a lie. That was a lie. To this day. shaytaan uses the same lie with us. I'm going to show you something you're going to do this you just got to do 1234 And you know what you're going to be mashallah you're going to just you're never going to age.

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Someone might ask is this anti aging impermissible? Well to a degree there is permissibility of using moisturizers and whatever else definitely there may be but going out of your way to try and con the world no it doesn't do you good it doesn't do anyone else good. You know what? Mashallah, have you noticed from many, many years I've been saying I'm a grandfather. Have you noticed that? I've been stressing that I've got so many kids I've got so much and why just to confirm that a man you know what, we're aging we're old man. You know what the world is now for all the young ones may Allah subhanahu wa taala help us every time a young boy comes to me and says you know what? I watch

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your programs. I said Inshallah, one day I'll be watching your programs. Why empower the child let him feel a need to get up and do something I can't keep on watching this uncle until he can't do this anymore. I need to take over man Subhanallah and if we don't empower the children what's going to happen? I would really mashallah what happened

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okay, it's fine.

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That's because I said I was Android.

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Maybe Allahu Allah my find out later. Guys are fixed you guys if you've done something wrong,

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So there goes. Allah Almighty grant us goodness, we should empower one another. We have to and we must. The second thing. The second thing that shaytan spoke about, he says Moodle Kintla Yabla. He says I'm going to show you you eat from this tree. You will have kingdom that will never deplete. You will have a lot of wealth and money. Come on.

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If I've got so much of money, and I'm going to live forever, what more do I want? Today? Reality is even if we have a lot of money, death can come to you right here right now. So what was the point of all that money? And if you have long age, chances are many times you probably don't have so much of money Subhanallah That's why they say,

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I'm just gonna say this, okay? They say you have a lot of wealth. So now you're gonna eat at all the posh restaurants and what happens? You start developing cholesterol and this and that, all sorts of other things. And what about the young people who didn't really have much they didn't eat anything that was all oily and meaty, and whatever else they couldn't even afford all of that. And chances are they have better health in you. Allahu Akbar. Doesn't it happen? Yes, it does. But look at it this way, at least these guys can afford the medication for that cholesterol. May Allah Almighty grant pure to all of us say I mean, whatever your illness and sicknesses are, every single one of

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us, without exception, has to go through health issues small or big.

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So that's why we say May Allah grant us good health and cure. Here is shaytan saying, I'm going to teach you, you want to live forever, these two things, you're going to need to do them. Sorry to achieve these two things you're going to need to eat from this. You are going to need to disobey Allah so that you can live forever and you can have as much money as you want. In other words, no chance no chance. Or the Malay Salam did it, guess what he did it? And did he achieve everlasting life? The answer is no. Did he get kingdom that was not going to be depleted? The answer is no. Who was the liar? Shaytan? What did he do? He conned Adam. What did Adam do? As soon as he ate from the

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tree and realized, oh, no, what did I do? He says exactly what I said, Oh my Lord, forgive us. If you don't forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be the losers. Allah says We forgive him and we let him go. I want to end by saying, my brothers, my sisters, on earth, today, we are facing challenges, people

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will come to us. And we will see adverts, people advertising things, we will see so much around us. I promise you, when Allah has said something to you, his promise is the truth. When Allah has told you what to do and what not to do, that is the way forward whatever shaytan has come to make beautiful, that is displeasing to Allah. It cannot be beautiful in the long term, not even in the short term. And if ever you have faltered, turn to Allah. I started off by saying one of the most unique gifts that you have an AI is the ability to seek forgiveness of Allah and the readiness of that Lord, to forgive me and you may Allah forgive all of us. And may Allah grant us Jana, to those

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May Allah protect our hearts from being jealous of one another. May Allah help us to become better people as the days pass. And may Allah Almighty gather us in Jannah to DOS and may Allah Almighty grant us the best of this world and the next Akula ko Leha SallAllahu wasallam Allah Nabina Muhammad was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Mufti mink is dispatched to come back up shortly with the other mache before that, who's head of the Sunnah guy.

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So now guy online, social media, I see a few hands. Okay, so I'd like to invite up the Sunnah guy in sha Allah, who is going to be talking about bit about a project that he's closely working on.

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You know, so now, we come safe in your house, you're healthy and you have food for the day. It's as if you're given the entire world and everything in it. This is a Hadith of process, Salam. But it's the one Hadith that puts life into perspective, where we worry about bills, rent, expenses are our future, not knowing that it's a blessing to even just wake up secure. It's a blessing to wake up healthy and with food, because what else really matters, you need a place to stay, you need your health, you need food for the day, like Allah, He, you've made it, you've made it, you're good. And that perspective will solve most of your mental stress, if you're able to truly understand how

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blessed you are.

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so Allah, Allah, who gotta go to him wabarakatuh.

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Brothers and sisters for the final time, I just want to say thank you for being so patient here today.

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I just want to mention one thing to you guys.

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And that is that, you know, depression and sadness is different for everyone. Everyone goes through their own form of depression. And I remember a time when things were difficult for me in my life. When I went through hardship and pain and turmoil, where I couldn't

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See my future I will wake up every single day thinking is this the reality that I have to live in. And so many of us are hurting because there is so much confusion in the world around us today. And how to navigate around all of this is becoming harder and harder and harder and more and more confusing. And so, I'd like to invite back onto stage. A person who has dealt with these issues for many, many years and has a lot of experience to ask him a few short interesting questions to see how we can deal with this. So please, if I could ask the deal of him and Academy to come back on move the mic please.

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Mostly Hassan Allegra Hola. Hola, como Salam rahmatullah wa barakato. Mashallah, Lucy Dakhla hair for coming for one final time. It's been an amazing journey here with Light upon light. But I want to ask you a couple of questions, please, if that's okay. Bismillah. You know, we have a lot of youngsters that go through heartbreak. They go through problems and pain and they feel they feel the chest constricted, and they really don't know how to navigate through this. I want to ask you a question that I truly feel a lot of people would like to know. Move the quickly these three five questions. The first one is, how can we get over heartbreak? Smilla rahmanir rahim. Don't you agree

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the creator of the heart is Allah. If Allah has created the heart, the best way to avoid the heartbreak is to connect that heart with its maker, with Allah, Allah who built it in the first place, he made it he brought it to being he won't break it and if it has been broken, because you've given it to another human being, and this is what happens when you give your heart to someone else, they then have the ability to mess with a tempo with it, you know, let it beat faster or slower in the sense that your emotions and then they break your heart and one day you say I'm heartbroken. Why? Because you gave your heart to someone besides Allah. So if that does happen, the solution is

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to connect it back with Allah, your vicar your remembrance, your Salah, your prayer, your recitation of the Quran, and you know what you might want to speak to a few people who will be able to guide you through the light of the same Quran and the teachings of Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Zafir Murthy leading on from heartbreak, you know, I speak to a lot of young people, I find that there is just one problem that we have. And I feel it's probably the channel that leads to heartbreak Mufti. And the question I want to ask you is, is it really possible for guys and girls to be just friends?

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SubhanAllah. Everywhere we've been our brothers asked me the same question, right? And everywhere we've been this laughter from the crowd, when the question is asked, Why? Why is the laughter?

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Can they be just friends?

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Ah, there, I didn't hear a single one say yes. But there might have been a few in the crowd. I tell you why. What we believe? Yes, you've understood it, you know it. And a lot of the times, intentions are different, you know, when you say we're just going to be friends, the boys intentions are slightly different from the girls intent. Do you agree? I fully agree fully, he's a boy as well. Right? So hamdulillah it's fact? And secondly, is when we say also does that mean? I'm not even allowed to communicate with the opposite sex? No, not at all. You are allowed, you will, you will have to, you must, you should be polite. You should be respectful. But you need to know your line.

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You know, when you will interact with so many people of the opposite sex both ways. But it should not just be an unlimited relation. Wherever you see that. You know what, there's something going in the wrong direction, quickly, step back, reflect over it. See, Think what's going on. The quicker you actually hold back, the less of a heartache it will be. May Allah Almighty protect us also, its rules and regulations are not there to make your life tough. But look at the reality on the ground rules and regulations. Like I said in my talk, are there because long term Allah knows what you need as a human being to succeed on Earth. Allahu Allah does Oklahoma, they now have one final question.

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The topic of marriage is very, very interesting. And I was there out there in the stores and I was meeting and speaking to loads of people, you know, they were saying,

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Oh, I can't get married. I can't get married. You know, what do you say about marriage? And I keep asking them I will tell everyone else what the brothers can. Are you married yet? You're 2425 had done no, no, no. So you have a marriage course on Eman Academy and emontx Academy is our online learning platform number one with the is it okay to learn online and number two, how can something like a man Academy and especially your marriage course help young people in understanding what to look for and how to be once a married very quickly one of the reasons why a lot of the people are not married we've set the bar so high. We're looking for people who don't exist Inshallah, when you

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go to Jana, you can try and look there. But I promise you sometimes we don't realize a human beings is not going to be

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be someone who can, you know, spoil you to the degree you want to be in both ways. You know, sometimes some of the guys I say, Okay, so what's your criteria? Brother, the man, I say, you know, even in the books that I've explained what you get in Jannah you know, what may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us is but regarding learning online, yes, indeed it is permissible not only permissible, it is an obligation for us to learn and if the only way we can learn is online, then it should be do not let someone fool you to say you cannot learn online for as long as you know the source and you know that it's coming to you from an authentic source you must learn because we have these devices,

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Allah is going to ask us how did you use them? You can't just say WhatsApp and snapchat all day. You got to say I read the Quran on the same device. You got to say I learned your the message that you delivered to us on the same device, whether it's online or not. And then the issue of Eman Academy, masha Allah, it's so simplified because your time your pace, it's very easy. It's light learning, you get to learn bit by bit, it's not very costly and so on. So in sha Allah, we have no excuse me, Allah make it easy. I mean, Yara Mufti does not gonna have malice. From that. I bless you. And thank you for all your time. Rather coffee should I sit? You're not if you come, we'll invite you back on

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it. Okay.

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So brothers and sisters, before I continue, can I just ask all of you to turn your Wi Fi on and logging onto the Excel Wi Fi, please? You'll find out in a second. As you guys have just heard that from Mufti Menk. You know, when it comes to these devices, when it comes to learning online, when it comes to all these sorts of things, from how to navigate yourself through this world, we sometimes hesitate because we think that we have to always learn the traditional way. And sometimes that is the best way. But we all we almost find ourselves just thinking about all the obstacle of learning. Oh, you know, I don't want to learn in the evenings, you know, the Champions League is on I want to

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watch Madrid and PSG play, what do I do? How do I navigate around that you might be, for example, looking after family, and you might want to learn that way. So a lot of us are struggling in that sense.

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Now, before I speak about a man Academy, I just want to let you guys know one thing, all these questions that we have marriage, our life, but Allah subhanaw taala, about our religion, they sit in our minds. And these events are amazing to give us an amount booster, to lift you up to give you that perk that you need. It's like a gas station where you go in and you fuel up and you feel empowered. And you know, I remember going to these, you know, 1012 years ago, and I used to remember, so I feel so great afterwards. But then what is there after that to continue? What is it after that to keep you going to keep you on that momentum run after you go to these events. And the

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Wallahi the one thing that I used to realize and wake up to the reality when I used to go through my own depression and hardship, and my heart felt like it was going through turmoil was that I neglected one thing and that was understanding who Allah is understanding his religion and understanding what are my obligations when I learned who Allah subhanaw taala is the fact that he is with you, wherever you are, the fact that he sees you wherever you are, knowing who Allah subhanaw taala is learning about the Sierra learning about my religion, by Allah, it changed my life forever. And so that's why I want to present your image Academy, an online learning platform that has over

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300 hours of recorded lectures for you to learn at your own convenience, in your own time, when you want on demand by people who you have seen here today. And I want to ask you guys a simple question. A learning online platform like that, with Mufti his marriage course as well. And with all these other different subjects in Islam, fake Aqeedah sera tafsir, Hadith, Quran Tajweed How much do you think something like that would cost on a monthly basis? Just want some quick hands.

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Or just shout out

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30 pounds anyone else? 50 pounds anyone else?

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20 pounds. Anyone else? Okay, 50 pounds. Cool. So you see this hill Subhanallah honestly, everyone said 50 3040, etc. This here Imani Academy is here for four pounds 99. Four pounds 99 per month. And what I want every single one of you to do before we leave, because this is the last event where this offer will be present. So you want to take advantage of it now is to get out your phones and to scan this QR code above, scan that QR code above and I'll tell you why. Many times you will ask yourself in life. Where are my opportunities? Where is my chance to change my life? Where's my chance to shift that direction to make that pivot in my life? Where is my opportunity? Well Allah He sometimes

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the opportunities are sitting right in front of you. They are in front of you staring you in

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In the face, like what you see behind me. And so that's why I urge and implore every single one of you to take advantage of this now, after this lie upon lie tour, the offer will no longer be available. And I said to the brothers, I said to them, guys, listen, we need to give them an incentive. Let's say we believe in this product so much, give them 14 days and if they wish to cancel, they can cancel. So scan it, sign up within 14 days. If you do not wish to carry on, you can get a full refund. That's how much we believe in this product. And now it's up to you to take advantage of it. I asked her last month to bless you all just Africa was salam aleikum wa

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rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Color hat

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just like a hat.

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Okay, brothers and sisters, we're gonna have the sofa chat very, very shortly inshallah we're just removing the lectern and then also to say look

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MultiMix books are going to be available outside in the boulevard after this session if anybody wants to purchase them in sha Allah. Also not to forget the 27th night of Ramadan inshallah you may well be later to Qatar. The tickets are available the same website that you purchased the tickets for this event from

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if I can invite up our Dan mache now in Sharla Sheckler Hodge I want to sell mr. chef I want to say man and of course Mufti mink

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This one man there Haim.

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Demonstrate, I want to jump straight into the q&a, because I think it's always beneficial, you get as much out in terms of questions as soon as possible. So I'd like to start with Shekhar Hodge, if I may, please. Have you ever made a dua that wasn't accepted that you really want it to happen? And only later you realized it was better for you that it wasn't it didn't happen the way you wanted?

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What was it?

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I can tell you what mine was.

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If Allah didn't accept it, he obviously doesn't want me to say it to you as well as

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Sheikh did anything ever happened to you that you didn't expect? That was good for you? That you can maybe tell us about

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everything will Allah Hill hunt?

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they are,

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there's a lot of things that

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I can share in which you see, in which you see

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the intervention of the Creator, which saves you from from a whole heap of calamities.

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I will mention one that I can share with you, which is an Island Adventure.

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So my father was walking down the street in the city. And he passed a shop that he knew like he knew the shopkeeper.

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And he goes, I tarried. I delayed just by saying, John, how are you just a second or so?

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Walked down there were two cars, you know how there's a little gap between and I walked through the gap and as my foot reach their truck past one, so that if I hadn't held back for a second talking to the gentleman, the truck would have made contact. So you notice that a little delay unexpected held you back from a problem like that. And there are endless situations that everyone has experienced. And Alhamdulillah Allah that we are Muslims in belief in the intervention of Allah Buddha is in our lives, having the largest Aquila share. What's amazing is that how many of these incidents probably happened and we don't even realize this was a blessing that he realized, but it happens all the time

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to us. We probably don't even see it, let alone thank Allah azza wa jal for it. Check it out for yourself.

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A lot of people talk about leaving a legacy and it seems to be this thing now. All you got to leave a legacy. How important is it to leave a legacy

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I'm doing this again shall ah so hamdulillah a sister just took shahada backstage sister Lucy vi walked on late again. So

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Please make dua for Sister Lucia May Allah subhanaw taala grant her firmness about and steadfastness on this way, and guide her all the way to Jana. Allahu Allah Ameen. And I'm gonna say what I said last night, if there's anyone else in the crowd

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that's visiting here and that's having that moment where they're considering faith and you feel like Allah has opened your heart to this. We're open for business backstage, make yourself known to one of the organizers and inshallah to Allah, we'll meet you backstage. And I also wanted to say on that note, in terms of a legacy,

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you know, subhanAllah

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how often do you see someone who passes away, and suddenly they're celebrated online and you say, what an extraordinary person but it was a very ordinary person there. They were treated like very ordinary people while they were alive. You know, there's one manifestation of this, the prophets like some said that a person could be a sharp, Abba, dusty, disheveled, turned away from people's doors, luxamart Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, but if they took an oath upon Allah, Allah would honor that oath and he pointed specifically to

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Al Bara, Abdul Malik karate alone time and who the brother of anisul the Allahu Anhu. And I spoke about Albarado the Allahu anhu, a few nights ago, an incredible human being Subhan Allah but he would not be he'd be looked at funny in a gathering who are you? Whereas his brother, honestly Allah on who would give the the long lectures of the Shamal of the prophets lie some in the Hadith. Legacy

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is not about fame, and we conflate the two. And we wait for someone to rise to the ranks of either being recognized as extraordinary in life or death to suddenly celebrate.

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And the reality is, is that there are a lot of extraordinary people around you that you may be treating as ordinary, including yourself. Ideal, the allowance I know says Allah has hidden to within to, he's hidden, his Olia. He's hidden his close friends amongst his servants. So you don't know which one of them is a servant of Allah. I'm sorry, oh ye of Allah, a friend of Allah. And he has hidden his pleasure within his good deeds, so you don't know which good deed is going to give you the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala. But the person who is indeed Allah li of Allah, may Allah make us from his earlier, specific friends have gone, they strive and strive and strive they

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always feel deficient. Now, the last thing I'll say with this in terms of legacy.

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And I've said this before, legacy is not how you're remembered. Legacy is how you're resurrected. If you can remember this legacy is not how you remembered legacy is how you are resurrected. When the prophets like someone was going through the night of an assault wouldn't matter, Raj. Out of all people he smelled. He smelled this beautiful perfume and he said to beat it Sana What is that smell? And he said, that is the hairdresser of the daughter of their own sounds very random, right? The hair, the hairdresser of the daughter of fit her own. This is a night where the prophets lie. Some is meeting Ibrahim ani snom. And Sid said, I'm in Lusardi Sonata and use the values set up. And he

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smells who the hairdresser of the daughter of their own. What's her story, she was combing the hair of the hair of the daughter for her own, she dropped the cone. She and when she dropped the comb, she said Bismillah.

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And the daughter for her own said, You mean my father, she said no, your Allah your father's lord, my lord, your Lord, the Lord of the world's Allah, and for their own murdered her. I'm paraphrasing this in a nasty way. And you know, imagine when she was put out there to be thrown into a ditch of fire with her children. At that time, who's going to remember this woman who's going to remember this woman to be mentioned in the highest heavens, in a conversation between the prophets lie some in Djibouti rice. And I'm because her sense was overwhelming, even in that occasion, is a sign that they're going to be many people like that. And may Allah subhanaw, taala, countless all amongst

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them, who were not known in this world, but are celebrities in the heavens and SubhanAllah. You know, I talk a lot about my mother, may Allah have mercy on her my mother was was the absolute inspiration for everything that I do. behind everything that I do that is of height. And most people would not know her. She's people come up to me now and say, listen to a lecture about your mother listen to a lecture about your mother. But if I didn't do that lecture and talk about her, you might have assumed she was just another person. But the reality is, is that she was the most influential person in my life. And if I can ask, brother, hold on, are you here? Can you come to the stage? If

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you're here, brother, hold on.

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The father of sister Imani. You're here brother. Hold on. Can you identify yourself? Can you just walk to the front?

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Where are you brother? Hold on.

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I didn't tell him I was going

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I do this

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and I apologize my shame I feel like I walked into like a meme and I'm like I don't belong between you two mashallah like that guy that got photoshopped in the middle like, too much note here. I'm the one love bless you both

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I should have warned you

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I want to talk a bit

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how many of you have heard of SR Amani Liaqat?

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What is the name of the channel? Fight for a money fight for a money.

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Brother Horam is here with his wife, Sister Yasmine, and his daughter, Rokia and Molly has not here. Amani may Allah have mercy on her passed away within a year

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was an incredible human being an incredible, incredible young woman and inshallah Tada. We're going to honor her tonight with the 90 Tana

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Imani left a huge legacy. Can you imagine Subhanallah as she was passing away, and she's inspiring the world through her brain cancer, she still chose to do a podcast after after all treatment had been withdrawn. And she knew that she was going to die. And if that's not someone who wants to touch the world and guide people and leave a legacy than I don't know what is she could have easily rolled over and been hopeless. And her family could have done the same. But they use those moments of Pamela to inspire us and her family continues to inspire so can we give a massive check via for them.

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And a round of applause for them as well. Clapping is fine for them was launched on time. May Allah have mercy on her and may Allah make it easy for your family. And you can say anything that you want to about our money right now in sha Allah does Akela I mean, Imani was our firstborn and complete inspiration to us all and life was good. Life was good. She was born healthy. And on her 22nd birthday, she just collapsed with a massive seizure.

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It was the beginning of lockdown. So we weren't allowed in hospital with her received a phone call. Can you imagine from your doctor One minute you're preparing? She's her adult her to she's about to get married. And the next day, you get a phone call saying sorry, Your daughter's got 12 to 18 months to live. And we were completely devastated, completely devastated. And amante being the person she was turned something bad into something good, started a podcast reached out to the community and want to make a difference. And I still don't know how somehow through her creating awareness, I received a private Twitter

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message from dear Solomon saying, I've heard about your daughter story from the US. What can I do to help you all and I'm just want to point out that it was a private message. And the Dear Mom, you know, spent time and counseled my daughter over the phone privately and my daughter said, I want to share the information you're telling to make a difference for all the other young people who are suffering from cancer as a Dawa and to help and to say look, this whatever darkness there is, there's light there. And that's how the podcast began. And Dara mom who you know, spent a long time with my daughter so this podcast can be created and it's you can follow her on her fight for money

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YouTube channel, the videos there will be beneficial for all the young children here. Create a legacy that's what this is all about.

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And the true test for me for whether you know somebody is sincere or not, is not when they do things public is when they do privately and I can say this and I know Dear Mom, he didn't ask any of this to be made public. He approached my family privately and it mashallah he you know, he's given his time to us and may Allah reward him and and I'm hoping Inshallah, that through the work that my daughter did with the Imam that inshallah this will be a sadaqa for in the Hereafter. And we receive 1000s of messages on our Instagram channel about how Barney has changed other people's lives, Muslims and non Muslims, how they've looked at her story, and they have been inspired a bit and

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they're saying, well, our problems are nothing like a man is but still despite this you have drawn closer to Allah and we are now going to as a result of you draw closer to Allah so really, that's the message is that wherever there's darkness, there's still light because we're Muslims. Thank you very much Emmanuel Africa, may Allah have mercy on her

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last subhanaw taala accept her as a Shahida as a martyr, may Allah subhanaw taala grant you and your family beautiful patients in a beautiful reward and join you with your beautiful daughter in the most beautiful of places once the model

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Hi, thank you so much

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I apologize to Mufti Mencken chuckleheads for

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the detour coffee. Color chef.

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Mufti. If I may ask you a question actually that balances that question quite well.

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Can we be good Muslims when we have full time jobs? Or are housewives and our days taken up with our children and family on our prayers are often rushed. Maybe with a child hanging off us. It's hard to feel that you're a good Muslim and you just want to get through the day at times. Smilla rahmanir rahim. Amazing. I was just thinking about how when we say leaving a legacy, each one of us Allah has made easy for us something in our lives. Allah has helped us steer our lives in a certain way. But the obligations, they are not so many, you look at the five daily prayers, they take up very little of your time. You look at some of these obligations, the obligation of Hodges once in a lifetime,

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the obligation of Zika it's something calculated, and so on. So the obligations we cannot compromise. But beyond that, each one of us has our own field, our own specialization, our own occupation, things that we need to get done for the world. If we do all of that with the correct intention, trying our best to use the field we've specialized in to serve for the sake of Allah, we will automatically be you know, pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala we would be able to be doing what ever

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we are doing within what pleases Allah subhanahu wa. So it doesn't mean I'm not a good Muslim, just because I'm busy. As a doctor all day, what are you doing all day that makes you a good Muslim, by the way, because it's not just that you have to sit and read Quran all day, every day, some people might be reading more because maybe they teach Quran or maybe they have more time. You know, as you grow older, you might have more time or maybe when you're a bit younger, but there comes a time in your life. You busy with something, make sure you carry yourself in a way that you've been of maximum benefit to everyone around you that itself is being a good Muslim or a Muslim. So if you're

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doing the chores at home, or you're for example, busy driving your children or you know to school or whatever else it may be, that itself is being a good Muslim, Allahu Allah.

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Just like on a head chef.

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Chef. Well Hodge

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we live in a time where we are very connected with each other at least in some ways, but you speak to people and they feel more lonely than ever.

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what advice you give to someone who feels lonely in this world?

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Bismillah wa salam ala Rasulillah who about?

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Mufti With your permission, can I just say one word about your question?

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On topless to two words, inshallah. Allah bless you. Learn generosity. You know, not one word, two words, Allah bless you.

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If you practice the dean, the dean will help you with your work.

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You understand that? Like, if you practice the dean, effectively, the dean will help you through your day through your work through life.

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You see a lot of people that get a lot done through their days, say we start the day with meditation. The dean forces you to start the day with Salah and with recitation. And with meditation. There are things that make you lazy during the day, for example, eating a lot, the Dean tells you to eat a little bit and you will be more productive that way. The dean teaches you gratitude Gratitude is the most productive of emotion so if you practice the Dean properly, it gives you

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you know, a better chance of succeeding in life and then work as opposed to people without religion trying to do the same

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as with regards to feeling connected and

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you know, linking up with people and feeling part of something. My advice to everyone and although you can connect on in a digital world,

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it pays to step out of your, your house in your room and go and actually make connections. You know, the mosque is a beautiful place.

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If you work with good people, beautiful place, family is a beautiful place, make a conscious effort to connect with people and I must share when I do pray you forgive me for this.

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So I have I have had the pleasure of

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I'm being with Sheikh Omar for the last few days.

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And just the story that I have heard just now

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mashallah, across continents across the sea. He is making a deliberate effort to connect with people. And every city we have been to he has gone and visited the local shoe and made connections. And that's an effort he has to make. I myself I stay in my hotel room and wait for the next event because I can't be bothered.

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I'm being serious. But this is the like, and I have learned a fair bit I normally learn more than you guys do and these events and I learned from

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from the majority of the time with, I learned endlessly from from Mufti mink and wallah Hila Akula Dakota vata and just because we sit in here,

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I learned from Neon says that he does things I have just had the pleasure of meeting.

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My dear brother, Dr. Omar Suleiman, and this part I am taking from him moving forward, I will make a conscious effort a little bit at a time to to connect more inshallah Tada zadock como la Jota. Should even with the cream.

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Just like when I had a chef,

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show how many more for the I'm getting lots of signs that we're finishing by really want to ask you both a question each if that's okay. And we'll try and keep the show. Just like I had

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the guys can take out with with the it's not me now and Hamdulillah. Okay, so shall

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we hear so much about grief that people go through, and different forms of grief?

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And something that may afflict us may seem, you know,

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inconsequential compared to what we hear about. And so that you feel, is it right for me to feel sad? Or should I even feel depressed about this? If you understand the question, because you start to feel guilty for doing some people say, Oh, look, people are so much more worse around the world. Don't worry about it. And then in some ways, you can't deal or process with your own grief, or even been told that this is nothing for you to feel grief about. How do we balance this

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of the main show for hearts for those very kind words, very undeserving last pants, I bless you both and honor you both and raise you and elevate you in the hereafter and make you amongst those that are crowned

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in it for those who Allah Allah Allah. I mean,

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the question that you're asking is a really interesting one, because

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when the Companions came to the Prophet, sys alum, they felt guilty about a particular type of thoughts that went through their minds. And they were the was was of shaitan, the whispers of shaitan. Right? And they told the prophets, ice Amiata Salah, we feel these things sometimes, or we hear these things, rather. And we think these thoughts that for us to be thrown off of a cliff is better than actually verbalizing them. And the prophets, I some says, Oh, God, did you really find that inside of you? And they said, Yes. And the prophets like some said that Kesari holy man, that is clear faith, that's incredible faith, not the fact that you have whispers the fact that you felt

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guilty about having them and still moved towards Allah subhanaw taala despite some of those whispers and so, one of the prophets lie, some say when he helped his son Ibrahim.

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And this is a SubhanAllah. To me, it's actually

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one of the most moving scenes of the entire Sierra is when he lost Ibrahim, his son, just because the stage of his life that Ibrahim was born.

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The expectations the happiness the joy, like he had the whole of Medina to celebrate with the whole community is celebrating the birth of the son of the prophets like Selim sama who are gonna be he he named him after his father Ibrahim, it has Salam he was so happy. And the description of the prophets lie some of the Brahim was that when he held his when he held him, his tears were falling on. I mean, the prophets liasons tears were falling on his boy, like think about that. So very intense sight. And they said, well, NTRs will Allah you to O Messenger of Allah,

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Amanda Monroe flout the law and wanting Out of School of Law, and he said the famous words

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and they'll call Billy Eisen

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in the line.

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That the heart feels grief. The eyes shed tears.

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And we are sad over your departure. Oh, Ibrahim, we are sad. But we don't say except that which is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala In summary, subhanAllah there's something very powerful

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shorts Islam shareholder 70 American Allah mentions

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a comparison between the Prophet sign Solomon Ibrahim died and filleted of Narayan Rahim Allah and his son died. Fallait have not yet had a son that passed away. Praying behind him, he was so moved overtaken by the emotion of the recitation that he passed out used to, particularly verses about heaven and hell, and they were very intense for him. Especially, you know, punishment, and filleted did not know that a son was praying behind them used to check to see if he was there. And one day when he was praying behind him, he or he didn't know he was praying behind him. He started the Salah, and he read those verses, and he heard the collapse. And his son had collapsed and a son

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actually did not recover. They called them a cathedral Quran, the one who was killed by the recitation and for the love the son, it was most right to sun and Fidel came to the janazah and he had a big smile on his face, big smile.

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And he wanted to show some patience.

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I haven't seen you know him a lot. So profound example not to drag this he said Subhanallah he said who had surface level remember, we were just talking about this today at the surface, who had the better response? Well, sulla sigh some cried, filleted was smiling. And looking at how He reconciled, he said that the Prophet sighs Salam was able to combine perfectly. The emotion of Rama and Rila being merciful the mercy that Allah put in his heart towards the child as well as pleasure with the decree of Allah subhanaw taala. Most people can't do both of those things at the same time, and so they have to disproportionately preference one emotion over the other. So he said Fidel chose

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Lilla because he knew that if he left that door open, he might not have been able to contain himself. So the prophesy salams response was more perfect. Meaning grief is not a bad thing. Mercy is a good thing. Allah put these things in your heart. But when you channel all of that, to Libba to pleasure with Allah subhanaw taala that I'm still going to continue I'm still going to act I'm still going to pray I'm still going to go to the masjid I'm still going to give charity

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I'm not going to submit myself to bad feelings. laka sorry, holy man, that is clear faith. May Allah sponsor make us all people of iman Allama I mean, just like went ahead. Very quickly before we go to our final question. Sister Maria Muhammad, Sister Maria Muhammad, if you are here, please can you go to the Help Desk outside registration desk? ASAP? It's quite important. It's quite urgent. Sister Maria Muhammad, if you can make your way to the registration desk as quickly as possible. Does that matter if there are any sisters at the back if they know where she is? If you can help her?

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She's gonna have

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Mufti for yourself. And I, I've been forced to say I'm getting please, please make this the last question. But let's see here. Mostly, today, scholars are expected to be everything for everyone.

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Is this fair? Or is this actually the case is even possible?

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I think today, the scholars,

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a lot of them are still the young ones like myself and all of us who were seated here. We're still developing. And many of us have specialized in certain aspects of the deen the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam being the Nebby of Allah, he obviously every single department, he was the go to, with us, you find one may be specialized in something, another one and another thing, a third one in a third thing, a fourth one in the fourth thing. So you would have to respect all of them and take whatever they're specialized in within the specialization. You have some who are brilliant at comparative religions, you have others who are brilliant at Tafseer. Some are amazing at Hadith,

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some might be able to provide in depth with the fic. Some, you know might do so many other things. So it's according to what I see on Earth today. There are very few who would probably have more than one or two specializations. Most of them are specialized in just one thing. And therefore we respect all of them. And we take whatever, they're specialized, it doesn't make them bad. So you find a lot of the times online you have comments saying this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. And they compare one scholar with another that's not fair. This man's department is so different, but he's still serving the same Allah. He's still serving the same Dean, the other man's department or female

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for example, you have females who are scholars, their department is something different and they're serving in a unique way. If you were to take some of these away, you may create

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ate a void, actually, which may result in a certain type of a loss within a certain category of people. So inshallah we respect them all, but at the same time, each one is still in a developing phase perhaps or have specialized in certain things and not in others. You ask me a question, for example, on a topic I know, my brother Imam Omar has specialized in, I would immediately say, I think, let him respond to this and leave it. And that's how it should be Allahu Allah, but mostly beyond the Islamic sciences. And I guess at this, I guess, sometimes we expect from our scholars that they should be scholars, they should be leaders, they should be politicians. They should be

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representing the community at every level. Is this fair to have this burden upon our scholars? I think again, some have chosen to be more connected to, you know, politics, some have decided to stay away from it, some have decided perhaps they're more effective on you know, social media, some are more effective in the masjid as an Imam, and the day and so on. It's not fair for us to expect everything from every single scholar, but rather you will have a certain things you will benefit from this man and other things you will benefit from the imam in the masjid and no one else Allahu Allah is like well ahead, and I guess this is a lesson for all of us. That actually we try and take

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as much benefit as we can from whoever is giving it, whether they're specialists in it or not, I guess is how we approach it. On that note, I've got a couple of announcements before I say thank you to everyone. Their books, the books are still available outside inshallah after we finish there's lots of cake still available brothers and sisters. We really don't want to be wasteful people as Muslims, it doesn't benefit us that we waste food. So do go over inshallah and purchase whatever is left of the food that's out there. I'd also like to say desirable, I had to all of yourselves for making the effort to come. We haven't thanked Allah we haven't thanked the people so thank you to

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yourselves. Thank you to all of the staff who have been working tirelessly the security guards the AV, the camera people everyone. And last but not least really Tao Masha, Allah azza wa jal really bless them. I can't say enough really, how they've been working really hard over the last week. It honestly makes me a little bit teary because hon Allah, they've sacrificed the things that we take for granted our family, our time for no other reason than seeking Allah's pleasure and to benefit us. And often they will put themselves in the firing line for this

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and deservedly so. So really, we make dua to Allah azza wa jal protect our Masha Allah azza wa jal protect them. Take them home safely to their families. May Allah azza wa jal remove anything in anyone's hearts towards them and fill it with Eman. May Allah azza wa jal gather us all in a better gathering than this in the hereafter. Mallozzi will accept any good that anyone has done today and especially the words of our scholars and allow us to live by them and seek Allah azza wa jal space in the hereafter. Does. akmola had a salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh