Mufti Menk – Why follow Hadith?

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The importance of following the Quran and following the rules of the Bible is emphasized, as it is a source of guidance for one's health and behavior. The use of the Quran is also discussed, including the importance of understanding the meaning of Islam and avoiding fabricated stories. The importance of learning and practicing Islam is emphasized, as it is a source of guidance for one's health and behavior. The importance of valuing one's character and past experiences is also emphasized. The importance of following the Prophet's teachings and avoiding fabricated stories is emphasized, and the importance of not investing in evil is emphasized.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy he woman instead of a Buddha who about

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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them all. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us, I mean,

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my beloved brothers and sisters, this is going to be a very serious speech.

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And this is going to be something I'd like you to listen to very carefully.

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You and I know that Muslims follow the Quran

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because it is revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala you and I know that it is something we don't doubt Not at all. There is no doubt in the Quran.

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And you and I know that

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just following the Quran alone,

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we can look at it from two different angles.

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One is a group of people who truly follow the plan that Koran will automatically lead them to what else they have to do. Did you hear what I said? If you truly follow the Quran, the Quran will tell you things. The Quran will explain to you what needs to be done and then you will as a result, follow what the Quran asks you to follow.

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If a man says I follow the Quran, do you pray? No, I don't pray, but it's a verse in the Quran. No, I just follow the forum. I don't pray.

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It doesn't make sense.

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If someone says

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I follow the Quran, but I don't give Zakat charity but the Quran says give charity you say no I don't mind that I just followed up on. So your interpretation of following the Quran is just a recital. You hear it it's a melody to your ears. That's it melody. It's now become such that you don't mind about the contents of the book. But what you are bothered about is just what it sounds like the melody and you will say Mashallah Chef maharal mightily beautiful recital Mashallah she has today's beautiful recital should have been passed on to someone beautiful recital, and it stops there.

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It stops exactly there. Why? Because the instruction of the Quran becomes irrelevant. This is a mistake that a lot of people are making some knowingly. If it is knowingly, some of the scholars say it can remove you from the fold of Islam because what's the point of calling yourself a Muslim when Islam actually means to submit to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Submit there's no submission. You haven't even submitted to the law of Allah. When Allah says dress in a specific way you didn't do that. When he says pray, you didn't pray, when he says gives a car you didn't give the car when he says abstain from alcohol and intoxicants you didn't, and so on. And then you want to call yourself a Muslim.

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So if a person intentionally does that knowingly, and really thinks that there's nothing more to the Quran than just the recitation, the scholars say that person cannot call himself a true Muslim, it's a fact.

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But there are others

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who simply don't know the meaning because they are lazy.

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from among those who don't know the meaning, because they are lazy, and they didn't do enough to understand the Quran, there are two categories of people who, at least to one,

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those who still follow what the Quran says because they learnt it from other sources.

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I think a lot of us would fall into that category where we don't know the meaning because we are lazy. Remember, if you don't know the meaning of the Quran, there's no other reason besides laziness. That's why I'm just going to say that there's no other reason that don't give me excuses. I'm sorry. I won't accept them. You can try and convince yourself it's only laziness. If you wanted to do anything, you would trust me. This you did not. That's what I'm saying. And I'm wording it this way because I want it to be the strongest encouragement to you to say go back and do something. That's all. I don't mean to insult you. But I mean to say you don't know the meaning of the Quran

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because you are lazy. If you if it was anything that was relevant to you today, tomorrow, you would have done it. If someone told me Are you that you know you will die in three days unless you go and read this big book and you follow what it says regarding your diet. That book will be read and understood tonight, and by tonight.

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The diet will commence.

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Why? I don't want to die. Well, Allah says if you don't want to die, a different type of a death, that's a spiritual death, whereby you lose your entire era, then you have to read this book. And you have to follow it. So anyway, let's go back to what I was saying. We fall into the category of a lot of us fall into the category of we don't understand the Quran, but we follow its rulings because we learnt it Alhamdulillah from other sources, that's good enough for now. It's good enough for now, but don't get too comfortable here. Why? It's not the aim. It's only like when you don't have water you're allowed to do

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you understand when you don't have water you're allowed to do you have to do to me to me is to apply some dust in a specific way to cleanse yourself. It doesn't mean that now you must carry bags of sand on your on your back, and you must walk with it everywhere. No, that's foolish, because you know, this is only by the way, since I don't have water I'm going to be doing this. And you know what, as soon as I get the water, I'm going to make sure that I wash myself right? The same applies you don't understand the Quran Mashallah you learned the rules and regulations, and you learnt it from a source sometimes the madrasa when we were kids, we went to the madrasa

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the scholar taught us or the scholars taught us the teachers taught us sometimes how to recite the Quran, and talking of recitation without understanding, okay, they taught it to us, they taught us the do's and don'ts, they told us how to dress, they taught us how to read salah and so on Mashallah, it's good. But that still is a bag of sand. I hope you understand what I'm saying. It's still a bag of sand. It was good. It works. It's not like it's not working, and it will carry on, you want to build yourself, build yourself further, there is a way of doing it. So basically, the second group of people, those who

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do not know the meaning of the Quran, and they couldn't be bothered, they don't know its rules and regulations either. And we are not from among those May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and our progeny and our offspring, and May Allah make us from those who really feel guilty when we listen to the Quran. And we don't know what is being said.

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I pause for a moment, because everyone has different questions in their mind regarding what I just said.

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What did I say? May Allah make us feel guilty when we listen to the Quran? And don't understand it?

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Why do I say this? My brothers and sisters, you will agree with me that when we listen to a beautiful recital, it affects the heart, even if you don't understand it. It's the power of the neuron, you get a full reward. Even if you don't understand the Quran to try and read it and even to listen to it. It's great. I'm not saying no. But I'm saying imagine how powerful the impact will be when you understand it. Imagine the impact.

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So imagine she started crying and weeping and he accepted Islam

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who cried and he accepted Islam. So many people 123 or four verses, their lives were moved with us. Oh, we've heard the melody over and over again. Our life is actually going backwards. Sometimes. It hasn't moved. It hasn't progressed. Why? Because we don't know what's being said. It has a spiritual impact. Even the plants are impacted by a recitation of the poem.

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Even the non Muslims are impacted by a beautiful, correct recitation of the Quran because it's the word of Allah you cannot deny it.

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But we as Muslims, we need to do more to learn this beautiful Koran. then

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going back to what I started with, when the Quran instructs us to do something we have to follow.

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We have to follow or if we are weak, listen carefully. And we haven't followed at least in our heart, we should know this is what I should be following and inshallah one day I won't get there soon.

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So the duty is you have to follow but if you're weak and for some reason you haven't I'm not justifying anything here. I'm speaking about reality.

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If you haven't done it as the way you're supposed to do it, I'm sure all of us seated here we feel in our hearts. I'd like to do it the right way. In sha Allah, may Allah make me strong mela make us all strong. I mean,

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so in the Quran, Allah says

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Let's which the messenger has given you. Take it. Consider it in

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instruction, if it's a prohibition, considering prohibition,

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that which the messenger has instructed taking that which he has prohibited, consider it prohibited and fear Allah.

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Doesn't that show you that the statements and utterances of the prophets of Salaam are absolutely important?

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Doesn't it show you that Allah is instructing you in the Quran to follow the messenger? And yet there are people sitting back relaxing and saying, I follow the Quran. That's it. As for the Hadith, I'm not interested. As for the life of the messenger, I'm not interested as for the instructions of the messenger May peace be upon him, I don't want why because I just follow the Quran. The Quran, there's no doubting. As for the words of the messenger, there's doubting well, who brought the Quran? That's the question who brought it? Imagine the man who gave you the message, you're not believing his the rest of his words, and you believe in some of his words, well, if he was a liar,

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the Quran would not be valid anyway because it came from him. Ultimately, the connection is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But to him, Am I not right?

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He's the one who brought it to us. So if you don't want to accept what he says, Why did you accept the Quran? It's foolish. How can I say this Quran is a revelation because why? Because Muhammad peace be upon him said it's a revelation. As for his own words, I don't believe them. Come on. Where's the logic go? Where's the brains? And guess what? hadith of Allah,

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and Allah make them a bit in madikeri there are several a hadith

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has predicted that there will come a time when people will sit back and relax. A man sitting on his recliner. The word used in the Arabic language is Erica. It's like a reclining chair

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yeppoon ohada kita below he will be saying this is the book of Allah, what is it? I will consider correct. But anything besides it I don't want the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam says Allah wanting me to

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behold I have been given the Koran and something similar to eat with it, which is the sooner

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which means the explanations of the Quran will be primarily found in the sooner when the messenger of a king comes to you with an with a message. And he says the king has given you a message and you say what is the message? So he recites it to you?

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And he says, The king has said that you need to get up at five o'clock in the morning and you need to do this and you need to do that. Then you ask them well, how should I do it?

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He will explain it to you but the explanation may not be the words of the king in a specific level, but it will be the explanation, the source of which was definitely the game.

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This is why Allah subhana wa Jalla speaks about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says Oh am I Oh

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inwa in LA you Yomi Oh Ha he does not utter from his desires, and how that which is, you know from his own whims and fancies, but everything he says is inspired revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala everything he added

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the sacred sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So you cannot discount what the messenger has said. This is why Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah Allah azza

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wa jal Mina,

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Mina de la, la

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it is not for a believing male or female.

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It is not for a believing male or female. So if you're not a believer, it's one of those things but someone who claims to believe it is not for a believing male or female that when Allah Subhana Allah Allah or His Messenger, peace be upon him, have decided something that they feel they have an option in that regard.

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So Allah didn't say it's not for a believer that when Allah decides something, then but he says when Allah decides something or his messenger has made, a ruling has decided

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Something has instructed something has said something that they feel that they have a choice in that regard. If they feel they have a choice, they cannot call themselves true believers because this verse says it's not for a believer to feel that he or she has a choice when Allah says, Whoever transgresses against Allah goes against the instruction of Allah and goes against the instruction of the messenger, they have indeed gone astray they have gone astray in a manifest clear, open way.

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That's clear instruction. And the reason I say this one law he the number of people on the globe at the moment who are saying I accept the Quran As for the Hadith No, we discounted there's too much dispute in the Hadith. So we discounted You know, this week howdy there is fabricated had the this correct Howdy. So to come out of that whole thing, we'd rather just leave it well, I say on the globe, that is stolen money, there is money that is usurped, there is money that is really you know, that which is not clean, there is money that is loaned and perhaps there is all sorts of dirty money and there is legitimate money. So if that is your idea, quit all money. Whenever you see money, I'm

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not touching it. Why? Because some of it is dirty on in the world.

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When you say that, you won't. Sometimes even if it's not legitimate, you will sit and think to yourself, how can I legitimize this money? Right? When you tell people Riba is haram, for example, they will come to you and say but you know what, but the word but already means anyone is hard, right? Or there's something I want you to talk about. Listen, the ruling is the ruling. You need to know that if you're doing something wrong, there are two types of people listen carefully. I'm just diverting in order to say something important.

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If you are doing something sinful, considering it sinful, you are a Muslim who is sinful. If you are doing something sinful, believing it is not sinful, you may not be a Muslim anymore. Remember, this is a difference. Did you hear what I said? A person eating interest or drinking alcohol or committing adultery and they believe that drinking alcohol is wrong committing adultery is wrong. Eating interest is wrong. They are Muslims who are sinful.

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But if a person is drinking alcohol committing adultery and eating interest and justifying it and saying no, no, no, there's nothing wrong with this. They have gone directly against the verses of the Quran. So what happens the scholars say that the chances are this person cannot call themselves Muslim. I'm reading it very carefully because I don't want to say hard words.

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But it's hard.

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So there are more and more people saying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life and all that is not important. It was not important what's important is the poor man. So you need to know the responses in Allah subhanho wa Taala has verses of the Quran which they are accepting. They are saying that look this is the Quran Okay, we taking it all right. Let's only use the Quran to show you that you have to adopt the sooner point number one. Yeah.

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surah. Mohammed is a surah known as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says, Oh you who believe? follow Allah and follow the messenger. Why? It was enough for him to say follow. That was enough. But Allah knows they will come people who are going to say we don't want to follow the messenger will only follow Allah. So Allah says, follow Allah and follow the messenger. And don't negate or nullify your deeds.

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What is meant by nullification of deeds? You know, a person does deeds, if those deeds don't meet the basic requirements, they are not considered deeds. Here we are talking of acts of worship. When I want to worship Allah, how do I worship Allah? It's a good question, right?

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Allah alone decides how he wants to be worshipped. When you walk into, for example, the Palace of the king, and you need to greet him, the people who will explain to you how exactly you need to greet you don't just walk in and say, yo, guy, what's up, man? That's the king, for example. You walk into a president's place, you don't just greet him with a high five You know, there is a way of greeting him who will decide the protocol right? You walk in a certain way you go in a certain way you they will explain to you when you break it, what will happen, they may penalize you or they may kick you out of that of that palace with Allah subhanho wa Taala. You need to know that he sent

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messengers, their primary aim was to instruct us number one, who is Allah number two. How is he to be with you?

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That's primary there are many other things that came that come later halal and haram and whatnot. But we're talking here of acts of worship.

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One of the duties of the messengers is to explain to you how Allah wants to be wishing. So if you take the messenger out of the equation, you won't know how to worship Allah. Allah says in the Quran,

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Rasool Allah, Allah.

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What does that mean? A lot of you would know the first part of it.

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establish your prayer, how? The Quran doesn't say how.

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So then Allah says, Give you a sucker. How how much what percentage, what am I supposed to give Zakat on? The Quran doesn't explain it. So then Allah says, appear Rasulullah and follow the messenger. So by following the messenger, many things will happen. And you will have an explanation as to how to fulfill your Salah and how to give you a sucker and then Allah ends the verse by saying listen, listen to him so that you can achieve Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if you don't follow the messenger, you won't achieve mercy.

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Secondly, if you don't follow the messenger, you won't know how to read Koran. Sorry, you won't know how to fulfill your Salah. You won't know how to fulfill or give out Zika so anyone who reads their five daily prayers, and then says that I only follow the Quran, they are negating themselves within themselves by fulfilling the Salah

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completely, I said Allahu Akbar I started by raising my hands I faced the Qibla Okay, face the Qibla one might argue that okay, it's in the Quran, no problem. What about how you said Allahu Akbar, what you said thereafter, what you said you had to learn. How to you know, to read certain facts you have How do you know to bow down when to bow when to go to pray when to say something Allah, Mohammed what to say, all of that is from the Hadith. If you discount the heartbeat you discount the deal. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam predicted this and he says there will be a man sitting on his recliner, saying I only accept what is in the pond. You know what the idea is to make Muslims by

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name only. So the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says towards the end of time, layup, communal Islam in a small one, Amina de la azmoun. They will come a time when nothing will remain.

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from Islam, besides its name.

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Islam, what are you I'm a Muslim. But what's the Muslim all about? I don't know. I just know I'm a Muslim. And what will remain from the Quran? Just it's patterns. It's writing, that's all. So what is this is the Quran? Can you read it? No, I can't. Do you understand it? No, I can't. So it's all to do with the signs of the hour. At the end of time, knowledge will go away. How does knowledge go away? Step by step. You have these wise cracks who come and tell you I will only accept the Quran. But in his life, he's proven that he's already adopting the sooner but with his mouth, he's saying I don't, but he's reading Salah five times a day, to say five times a day already is from the Sunnah.

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So this is why it's important for you to know these responses today you and I know that social media is ruling in a lot of ways you know that its ruling

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and people are using it in order to * your faith away from you by trying to make it seem like Islam is barbaric. Islam is like this. Islam is like that. I tell you what, Muslims are too good. We haven't picked on Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism. We haven't picked on it the way they pick on us. There are verses in the Bible that are far more terroristic than anything that you could have in the Koran. I have seen a study of the words of hate the words of killing the words of terrorism, the words of suicide, the words have so many evil words that we found in other scriptures, but that's not our job. Why Islam we are taught draw a straight line carry on bothered about yourself. Yeah,

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are you

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Are you who believe be concerned about yourselves, those who are astray will not harm you if you are guided yourself. The problem is a lot of us don't have knowledge.

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So that's why we don't know how to respond. This is why what did I start with? I said learn the Quran. I made everyone feel guilty right at the beginning. And the people were just looking at me. I mean, I saw all the brothers and sisters doing this. Lazy me lazy. If I was lazy, I wouldn't have been here. What time did you come? I think very few came at nine o'clock in the morning right?

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To help us.

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So my brothers and sisters The point being raised is when you know and you have knowledge and you are convinced yes t

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Others convey the message, clarify the misconceptions. But remember, they will always say one or two things more than you can.

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They will pick on your faith. They say Islam is a dirty faith. Well, we feel very clean. So Panama. And Islam hates this and hates that, to be honest with you. It is an upright faith, we preach and promote peace and harmony and goodness. It's just that Subhanallah you know, recently, a man wanted to accept Islam and he accepted Islam, but he told me I have one problem. What is the problem? There are too many rules and regulations in Islam. That's the only thing that's making me delay, you know. So I told him, I said, My beloved brother, listen to this, the more rules and regulations you have, the happier and more content you will be because you've disciplined yourself.

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And I told him, you know, people in the clubs, right, those who earn through the week and they spend whatever they've earned in the week, in the weekend, right? Those who earn through the month and they spend at the end, their life is all about partying, you know that it's all about one party.

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Right? Every Friday evening. That's it, we're done, drunk, gone clubbing. If not drinking the nowadays, intoxicants, don't lie to yourself about it. It's the same thing. People feel there's nothing wrong with me. And show you know that Muslims now are catching on that and saying, we come on nothing wrong. We come on we and you and I know that the only read aloud for us is touch weed, right? So the reality is,

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if Allah subhanho wa Taala has instructed us

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to do something, remember, they will be contentment in fulfilling it. And they will be loss of contentment in going against it. So those who are partying, look at their lives, they are depressed in most cases, or they don't have wealth they are paying when Allah says speaks about interest, and so on. Yeah, look at those who are stuck in interest, they can't come out, they are depressed. Suddenly they lost their jobs. They didn't plan to lose a job. They were retrenched, they became suicidal, the highest amount of suicide at a certain stage was the credit crunch in the states where people started killing themselves. Because they came the house was taken the the television was

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taken, the car was taken, everything else was taken, they found themselves on the street with no job, and they still had a massive debt on their shoulders that they had to pay. So if you had followed Islam from the beginning and lived within your means that wouldn't have happened.

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Similarly, you know, and I'm going to say this because we need to talk about it. It's it's something that's happening on the globe, you see the industry that is making the most money, according to some of the findings.

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right? cosmetics, what happens, that fashion industry, so much money, why it's making you be a person who's never happy with what you look like, never, I'm never happy, no matter what, try this, try that and you spend so much money on it. And Islam says you know what, just dress in a way that you don't have to show the rest of the people put on a clock and walk out. You don't have to show them your legs. You don't have to show them anything else. You don't have to show them even your size. People don't need to comment about this and that you need to be a healthy person. Sometimes people who are big are healthier than those who are small, you know.

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That's probably why he doesn't mind that.

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They're healthier than those who are smaller.

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It's it's got to do with whether you're healthy. Sometimes those who are thin, like sticks, they are unhealthy. So it's got to do with being healthy. So speaking about cosmetic so you become a person who's never happy, you're not content because why you have to paint yourself before you even answer the door. You have to paint yourself. You can't even look in the mirror in the morning. I know a lot of cases where the wife has never shown her husband, what she looks like without makeup.

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I promise you, this is not a joke. It's a true story. And there's not just one there's a few. So when we become enslaved by these things, we become sad we become depressed we leading a life that is fake. So Islam tells us to value you

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through your character, your conduct, your dedication to the deen your spirituality, and so many other things.

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if we were to follow these rules and regulations, what would happen? I would be a person who's saving up my money I wouldn't be wasting I would be at home most of the time I would get happiness out of you know serving each other in the home helping my parents looking at my spouse and going out with my

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Family spending time with my family, and so on, I don't drink. So I've saved a lot, I don't party. So I've saved a lot, I don't smoke. So I've saved a lot.

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You may want to,

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perhaps touch up with a little bit of makeup here and there, but I'm not enslaved by it, for example. So I've saved a lot of money. And what happened?

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I don't have to sweat morning to evening, every morning, every evening, and then waste that money in the weekend, I have time for my makeup. And I know that I'm going to the hereafter whereby there will be a currency required to build or to have a palace there, and that is known as deeds.

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If I went to Palace in the Hereafter, how am I going to pay for it? Not $2 not was pounds, I need to pay with deeds. But if I spent my whole day and night earning dollars and pounds, what happened to my deeds? Where did they go? So you need to balance yourself, you need to understand this balance. And you need to know that as much as I will earn a living in this world. The Almighty says if you earn it in the right way, that itself will be a good deed.

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Let's get back to what we were saying about following the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So some people say, we won't follow him. We will

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sit back and we will just adopt the Quran and the excuses. There's something weak, something fabricated. Well, why don't you go into the studies there are people who've done it for you telling you this is a fabricated narration done.

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This is a weak narration. This is a strong narration. This is the interpretation of this narration there are some narrations where we need to know the story behind the speech. That's what it is. You know, yesterday someone sent me a message saying, if you have bitten someone and wronged them and you serve them and swallow them and everything, then this is the job to be and Allah will forgive you.

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This is the job and they quoted the narration from zaharie Bukhari the prophets Allah made mention of a hadith Oh Allah, if I have done this for this person, that person, then let it be a means or let it be an act of worship for them or write it for them as as a an act of worship.

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What that narration means and what they've interpreted to me are two different things, why they don't have the knowledge, it is not a green light to say back by people swear them and at night, just say that you are 10 times and everything is over.

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That's not correct, not at all. If you look at admiration, it's the Prophet peace be upon himself on a specific incident, something happened and he made it too hard for the person.

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That's the profit for you. And if you say, Oh Allah, if I've sworn someone let that be an act of worship for him, like say, for example, a sacrificial animal or whatever? What acts of worship? Do you have to be able to donate to someone else when you and I desperately need it for ourselves? What guarantee do you have? It's like you saying, Okay, oh, Allah, whoever I owe money to here, take money from my money and give them the money? What money do you have in the first place so that you're going to give them?

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So this is a misinterpretation, as I say, yes, there is a lesson to be learned from that. But the misinterpretation is we're just encouraging people to say, you know, in Islam, you have to go to the person and you have to say, I am sorry, I wronged you, I saw you I did this I back bit about you, please forgive me, they have the right to say yes or no. And I encourage you to say yes, if you forgive allows you

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not to say we don't forgive Allah will forgive you. But then you're going to leave the record for the hereafter and the record for the year after you you don't know which way it's going to go. You really don't know which way it's going to go. I'd rather forgive and say, well, I've found it hard to forgive, but I forgive because in the Hereafter, I don't want to be caught, I want to be forgiven as well.

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So, interestingly, if we were to just take a little bit of

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time to look at the narrations, we would come to see what is weak, what is fabricated, what is disputed, and what is authentic. Even if someone says, I only want to follow that which is absolutely authentic from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he or she will have to make a little bit of an effort to do what

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to study.

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Study the narrations. Find out why keep on asking, ask why ask how, what's the explanation? How can I understand this and so on. That's when you will know the problem with us. We've got no time we're busy earning morning to evening I'm working well. You need to do something before it's too late.

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So I was telling you about that brother when I explained to him that the more

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rules and regulations you follow, the more content you will be. And I gave him an example. So many examples. One of them was of a school, I said, if you have a school that has no rules and regulations, anyone goes there, no uniform, no proper timing, everybody comes out, the result will be that a lot of them will fail their examinations. They just go to school to have a party come back exam time, they won't know what to say.

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But if you have a school where there's so many rules, your timing, your uniform, what you do, handing in your work, your homework, the textbooks, everything else needs to be in order. And so much of discipline, they penalize you, when you do something wrong in their own way. What will happen, you will achieve the results will be much better than a school that has no rules, or very little, or rules that are there, but no one follows them. Some of the religions we have on the globe today, they have very similar rules to Islam. But over time, people just change them. And this guy doesn't suit me. So what should we do just delete it from the top they deleted it colors, this thing

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yet? excuse it? let's interpret it differently. You know, when I look at the term wine, wine, today, we know a wine as an intoxicating drink.

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But wines, even in the Arabic language, if you take a look at the terms that were used, some time back used to refer to

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fruit juices that are pure

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fruit juice that is pure. So when you say for example, this is just an example, that Jesus drank a wine, what are you talking about? You're talking of fruit juices that are pure.

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And after some time, if that language happened to change, the reality didn't change. The language changed.

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And then when people made it, no, there's nothing wrong with it. We're supposed to drink this out. We're supposed to drink this. So it becomes like compulsory to drink in law. This is why in Islam, knowledge comes down. We have a chain of narrators, even when it comes to the Hatim it's the only knowledge ever that you will have that has a strict chain of narrators.

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Where did you get this wrong from this book? Where did this book get it from from here? Where did that man get it from from there? Where did that man get it from? From there? You can trace it all the way back to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that is called knowledge.

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You cannot trace it is a problem with it.

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So today so panela one of the reasons why people get upset one of the reasons why people want to distance themselves from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is also because they are fabricated narrations that we don't know nobody sometimes meaning we as the layman, we don't know. And we are too embarrassed because, oh, is that a statement of the Prophet? No way. I'm rejecting it. Hang on. Wait, don't worry that way. Is that really a statement of the Prophet? That should be the question?

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Not just to say anyone can say

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that the Prophet peace be upon him said and he will say whatever he wants, it sounds like a hadith isn't it?

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When I was young, I used to go with my dad to the masjid. And he used to read a book called Rio de Sala him in the masjid. And I used to hear him so often little kid small, I can't recall four or five years old. All I remember is an Abbe de la kala, kala Rasulullah. And I memorize them, and I didn't know what it meant. And as a kid I used to run around say, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah used to go around. I didn't even know what it meant.

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Why? Because that's supposed to be a generation, right? It's the starting above aerated this

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with us, the minute someone says.

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Everyone tends to say, Okay, yeah, that's fine. Hang on. If it sounds dodgy to you don't just discount the hoodie. Ask yourself, Is this really a statement?

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If you find out that it really is then ask yourself, what is the proper explanation? There you are, and 100% of the time 10 out of 10 of the time, you will understand the beauty in it. After you've sought the answers to the questions that may have come to your mind. You might not get the answer from one person. You know people ask questions about certain things. You ask one man you're not really so convinced you ask another one ask a third one. Those who have knowledge. There will come a time when someone will be able to beautifully explain it to you to say you know what, this is what it is. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so this evening, I was tasked to speak about the

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importance of the sooner

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and I've only

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But started

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there are so many verses of the Quran when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited these verses, and at the same time, he was the one who was being who we were being instructed to follow. Let me give you an example. At the time of disputes,

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a lot of people say, Okay, I want to do it the proper Islamic way. And then you hear what the Islamic way is. And suddenly you say, hang on, hang on, I want to do it another way. Why?

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Because it doesn't suit you. That's why it doesn't suit you.

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We have divorce cases, inheritance cases. So many other cases, you say I want to do it the proper way. Inheritance case, I want to do it properly. Because according to you, if you go according to any other way, you might lose.

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And then when you are told that hang on, it's not actually the way you thought it was. No, no, no, no, I don't want it this way. So Allah says, follow

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me No. You have chemo kaffee Masha da,

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ne they are not considered true believers until they make you the judge in their disputes between them, then

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G to V fusi. him

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while you sell lemo does NEMA. Once the judgment is passed, the true believers do not feel any negative feeling about that judgment in their hearts, they surrender a proper surrendering.

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So you go and you ask the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to judge in the dispute, and he passes a judgment, you should feel happy about it, even if it was passed against you. That's a true believer. Why because the messages instruction is final, then you are

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we should also feel the same. Sometimes people are after money. Remember,

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we are taught as Muslims and human beings would also know if they were bothered to look into it. That contentment does not come with fingers. It comes with the blessings in those fingers.

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I could have a small amount and I could be a happy person. And I could have a large amount and perhaps I can't sleep at night. contentment has nothing to do with the finger you have. It's got to do with the blessings in whatever figure you have.

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Why when you surrender, that's when Allah will give you that happiness.

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So that is

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another verse, When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, yet in another place in the pond more than one place for you to fish a foul do in a lie.

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If you are disputing regarding anything, then go back to Allah and His messenger. Go back to Allah and His Messenger, it was enough for him to just say go back to Allah. But he says go back to Allah and His Messenger

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So these are some of the verses that I have chosen to actually make mention of in order to explain what I have been tasked to explain this evening. I hope my brothers and sisters that you can take from what we've said, and I hope I've expressed to you and explain to the importance of the sooner in the life of a Muslim sooner here, referring to whatever came from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. His qualities, his mannerisms, his style, his way, his speech, his confirmations, and his entire history and biography. So that's an all encompassing history of Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam in any way, obviously, there are different levels to that. So

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someone might say howdy Aditi is referring to a specific group of from among what I just said. And then someone might say the Sierra, the Sierra is referring to more historically, but it would include a lot as well, someone might say, the term soon, in reference to that which is not a bid, bid, meaning innovation. Remember, at the beginning, I said every messenger came to teach us how to worship Allah. So I want to end up by speaking about it for a moment. If there is any act of worship.

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That was not done by the messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam your best bet is to leave it.

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Your best bet is to leave it I tell you why.

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When we meet Allah on the day of the AMA, he will ask us about everything right? So you worship Yes, you read your five Salah? Yes, you read this, you did this. Yes, you did. For example, right. So you are asked about absolutely everything. Then why did you

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You do this?

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If you did something that was an innovation, something that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not do in terms of acts of worship.

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You won't have an answer. Oh, you know, I heard people doing it. But you know what? Yes, I just did it. But wait, there was no instruction of ours. Rather up a person who says,

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I didn't do it. When Allah says, Why didn't you do it? I didn't do it because there was a dispute about it so bad, and I didn't find a proper narration saying that it was done by the messenger all taught by him, or done by his companions, so I left it out, trust me, you stand a better chance to go to Paradise. Because the Hadith is Minami la mala liaison, a una hora. Whoever does a deal that our instruction is not upon, the evil of the deed will go back to them.

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You want an evil of a deed, I wasted my time doing the deed. And on top of that, I got a sin for it. It's a waste. You put all your money and you know it's getting it's going to get stolen. It's like investing with a thief. That's what it is. You put all your money with a thief and you're saying, Don't worry, I know I put my money every day someone says so is your money. I invested in way with that guy, they will tell you you wasted your time. We are investing our time, effort energy with a bidder.

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With an innovation. It's not wealthy. So this is why we say if you really follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Do you know what will happen?

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You will become a person who is so possessive. That when there is something that he didn't come with, you will love him enough to say I'm not going to do that I don't want to risk my link with him. On the day of judgment, Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we want his companionship, who will be those who will get his companionship, those who stuck to what he said, those who followed him to the letter to the tee. They are the ones who are most deserving of being with him. But those who just did everything I tell you, you do an act of worship. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't teach it on the Day of Judgment, you will be questioned. We sent you a messenger. He taught you

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everything. Don't you believe he taught you everything? Why did you insult him by believing that you knew how to do something that he didn't know? Or he didn't teach? Or he didn't come with?

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you insulting him?

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This is the power of it. This is why we say be shy. You know, I have sometimes certain things that happen around me. I don't participate in them. I excuse myself and I walk away. And then people say, Are you a radical?

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And I say Hang on, it's just that I didn't do it. It's not like I did it. I didn't do it.

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Because only because for 20 years, I'm looking for a deal to justify this thing. And it's not there. So the minute you find it, please, I'll be the champion here, man. But I'm scared. I'm scared about what I'm frightened. My link with the messenger should be so powerful. When I do this. I won't be able to sleep at night because I'm going to be haunted by this whole thing that you know what? How could you do something we didn't even do? How could you do something? There was nothing about this is a fairy tale. You considering it an act of worship. When we told you about the head? Dude, you couldn't read that. But when you heard about how to jump, and how to dance, you quickly wanted to

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run into that in the name of worship. Come on, come on. I can't do that.

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And I've asked some people if you are brave enough to do it, go and do it. You're insulting the messenger. He asked in hospital. You know the final pilgrimage, he asked the companions have I conveyed the message? They said yes, you have he said Allah, Masha.

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Allah bear witness, I've conveyed the message. So we come along 1400 years later say no, no, hang on, he conveyed it. But two or three things only my mother knew. He didn't know. So then you ask the man who brings the innovation? How do you know he says, I saw a dream. And the Prophet peace be upon him came in the dream. And he told me that this is a new way of worshipping and you must do this. Hang on. Then the same guy will tell you when you see the prophet in the dream. You have to accept it. It's a truth. So we will say, Wait, show me anywhere that the Prophet peace be upon him says have I completed the faith? The companion said yes. He said Oh Allah bear witness, but Oh, my

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companions. One more thing. Every now and again. I will appear in the dreams of certain people, and they will continue reminding you of eddings and so on. Well, Lucha Islam is not like a phone where you go update the software every now and again. No.

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Islam is not like a computer where the new one comes out the next year. You

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have six you have seven? No, it's a fail, learn about it. The prophets Allah wa sallam never ever said I will appear in a dream. And then I will tell people more things for now. I've just kept it a secret. No way. It's done. It's closed. It's over. So when someone tells you I had a dream, and the messenger told me when you read the first package of Serato Juma, you must stand on one leg. He needs help.

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May Allah subhana wa Jalla forgive us. My brothers and sisters, I have said a lot. inshallah, we still will continue tomorrow with an exciting lineup. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our shortcomings, whatever I have said that is correct. Indeed, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala his help and guidance, whatever mistakes I've made, it's definitely for me and shame on me, Allah forgive me, May Allah forgive all of us and gather us in gentlemen, may we all be So, so engrossed in the sooner Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that slowly but surely our lives improve that we read the biography of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam remember, just by reading it, and by knowing who he

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was and by seeing what happened, and by being concerned about it already, you will feel a lot of contentment

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and happiness in life MD, MD, Shadow Allah, Allah Allah

The importance of following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh. Lecture from At The Peak Convention in Hong Kong

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