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Peace and Unity Convention Abuja Nigeria, 1 December 2019

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Mashallah I heard ya como Salam just as I started coming from a little child this site de Mashallah Was it you? Mashallah Baraka

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine

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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. We ask Allah Subhana, Allah Allah to bless them to bless every one of us to grant us goodness in this world and the next to keep guiding us in a way that we do the right things and stay away from that which is wrong. I mean, my brothers and sisters, this is the peace and unity convention. Those two words are extremely important for us to understand. Before we talk about anything else, before we go into any specialized topic, we need to understand the term peace and the term unity.

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Many times us who are living in countries that we are not the sole citizens of this country, they are people of other faiths, who shared the country and the citizenship. There are people of other sects who shared the country and citizenship. There are people who perhaps don't believe in God at all, who share the same country and citizenship, and they happen to be human beings, it's important for us to realize the Live and let live policy. That is something that many people do not know how to talk about. They don't talk about it. And sometimes they don't have the capacity to speak about it because they have never lived in countries like ours. When I sit in I chat with people who are

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from predominantly Muslim countries, or almost wholly Muslim countries, at times, the advice they give us at times, is something that is inapplicable in the situations that we are living in. And therefore I want to reiterate the issue of respecting people understanding that they may be different from you, it does not mean you need to be violent against them, or you need to spew hate against them. Or you need to behave in a way that is not befitting a human being to begin with. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us, prosperity of this nation and all other nations is closely connected to the peace that will be prevalent in the nation. Therefore, anyone who wants to

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contribute towards the upliftment of his or her country should actually contribute to start with to the peace and stability of that nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding, if we are not going to be vigilant in the sense that look out for that which is negative, and try our best to combat it for that which is positive, how would we be able to succeed? Even if you have made money? How will you spend that money in an environment where perhaps there is no more peace? This is why PCs extremely important. I recall when the peace and unity convention several years back when it had started.

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We definitely highlighted many gems regarding living together with people who differ from you, they differ with you. That is what makes a Muslim. A Muslim is one who can respect others and they respect him in return. And yes, when something goes wrong, remember you are you are a citizen of the nation, the authority does not belong to you, but those in authority should take care of the criminals from amongst us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide them and continues to strengthen them to do a good job. I mean,

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my brothers and sisters, the term unity is also mis interpreted by many, when all of us are wearing a certain type of clothing. People say Wow, look at how united they are. That's not true. When all of us share the same surname. This is look at this large, lovely family how united they are. That's not true. They may not be united, unity should not be confused with uniformity. You don't need to be exactly the same to be united. You simply need to tolerate and respect the others in order to be united.

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We have a goal. And that goal, perhaps

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is something that others will share with us if they share it with us and hamdulillah if they don't share it with us, ask yourself

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What is their goal? What is their aim? It may not be the same as yours. You know, I give the example sometimes of how those in different fields are united, and together, they build the house. You have the plumber who knows nothing about painting, the painter who knows nothing about plumbing. You have the architect who perhaps cannot lay a brick himself. You have the bricklayer who is not an architect, you have for example, so many others, together, they will put that house together, and they will bring it to the point where it is livable, and people are admiring it because they worked together, but they will all different, different fields. They might even be from different parts of

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the world, let alone the country. I recall entering a Masjid

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in Kaduna, Subhan Allah, not too long ago, the brother told me we brought in someone from Morocco in order to do some of the calligraphy here if I'm not mistaken, that's what he told me. And I was like Mashallah tabarrok Allah. Later on, I found out from

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someone when I entered another machine in Lagos, Lagos central machine. There was beautiful calligraphy absolutely stunning. Better than what? Perhaps, okay, I'm going to say this Forgive me better than what perhaps the Moroccan had achieved, right.

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And when I asked, wow, this calligraphy is amazing. They have written so many suitors of the Quran right around here, such a big mosque, who did this? They told me, the electric men

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who is the electric men.

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Do you recall my speech yesterday?

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I said there was one man when I asked him, How are you? He says I am electric, right?

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She has Abdul Fatah our very own. She

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is a calligrapher international standards, Mashallah. He did it himself with his little team. I asked him, How long did it take you? I think he told me it took me a few months to prepare, and then a few months to actually do it. Am I right? La ilaha illa Allah and the man is sitting here today. Congratulations, Nigeria has talents. And Allah.

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Allah bless you. We are united even though we may be different in so many things. They told me today where your papa Rica, I said, hang on, hang on, I'm still united with the Nigerians with it. And without it, who knows? I might pick up at the q&a with it. If they convinced me. May Allah bless you. So the theme is absolutely important. We will be speaking yes about heaven and hell. We will be speaking about people who will go to heaven and others who will go to hell, Yes, we will. There are people of other faiths who would believe that we are in hell, it doesn't mean that we need to start fighting them killing them, etc. Not at all. It's a matter of belief that they are convinced by

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differently from what we are convinced by. I believe Islam is the true religion I have studied deeply. I know the goodness, I'm in the contentment and the discipline that I've achieved, but trust me if someone else has studied and they have found something totally different, I may disagree. And I may disagree strongly, but I don't have the right to spew any hate, or to start disrespecting, or to start blaspheming.

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Allah.

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Allah says, don't even use abusive words, negative words or bad words, against those who are calling out today it is besides Allah, because they may use similar bad words against Allah without knowledge, who would have caused it, you would have caused it. Once the prophets Allah mallesons spoke about how

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it is very bad for a person to curse his own parents. How would you curse your own parents he was asked. So he said, when you curse the parents of another and as a result of your curse, they curse your parents, you have invoked the curse on your own parents yourself. So why can't someone if you disagree? I can say I disagree. You know, when I was a little bit younger, perhaps we were not so refined in the way we spoke. So we would say maybe we would say we might have used the words that were disrespectful dishonouring to refer to those whom we disliked as young people. You know, sometimes you say donkey

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Don't keep when you're referring to someone, to be honest, all that has stopped a long time back. When I realized, guess what? You call him a donkey? You look just like him. What does it make you La ilaha illAllah. You call someone that dog, you look just like him, you are the same species, you can actually have a greater impact by respectfully disagreeing.

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People say I disagree with that idiot. Why use the word idiot for what? Say I disagree with that man. I disagree with that guy or that woman. I disagree with that system. I disagree with that brother by saying I disagree with that brother, and he may not even be a Muslim, you have actually given him reason to soften his stance. The minute you say I disagree with that idiot, what have you done? Even if the disagreement is small, the word idiot will make it so big for no reason. Where was your wisdom? Where was your tax, don't make a problem bigger. Think about how to make it smaller, even by smiling at your opponent or the one you disagree with.

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So as much as I believe that I'm going to heaven, and today we are going to speak about certain characteristics of the people of heaven and hell.

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I need to know my brothers and sisters. If something were to happen, where it would require me and you to participate as human beings to assist, we would assist even if those being affected we're not Muslim, and they belong to perhaps a different tribe or a different whatever a different race etc. Say for example, you are traveling and there is a disaster or an accident, or there is an earthquake May Allah save us all there is there are people who are kidnapping or hijacking May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard all of us? Isn't it a problem for all of us? Who didn't we suddenly come and try and help and assist no matter who the people are? That's what's required. That is true peace and

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unity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us beautiful peace, beautiful unity, I mean,

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now let's move into the topic.

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We know that there are people of heaven, there are people of how people ask a question, why did Allah make me if he already knew way I am going? It's a question we've heard a lot of times, right.

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I answer it simply by saying because you don't know where you're going. So the people say What do you mean? So I say Do you know where you are going? They say no. Well, if you don't know then work towards where you think you want to go and leave the rest in the hands of Allah. If Allah knows it, or doesn't know it, it doesn't mean you know it. You don't say if you don't know it, work towards what you want. And Allah will open the door. And Allah would have already written that this person is trying to achieve gender so I will give him gender. Do you know that if you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for Jana? Allahumma inni Luca, Jana Allahumma inni Luca, Jana. Oh Allah I asked you to grant

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me Jenna.

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May Allah grant us all Jana. Jana itself will say yeah, Allah, this person used to ask you for me give him mi La Ilaha Illa. Allah, did you hear that? How beautiful Jana itself will be bearing witness and will be pleading to say Oh Allah, this person was so keen to come here. Oh Allah grant in paradise Subhana. Allah, Allah mean, my brothers and sisters call out to Allah asking for Jana. Keep trying. And don't lose hope. Keep trying, perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you the agenda by virtue of you requesting again and again and again. So going back to the question, you and I don't know where we are going. So therefore keep working towards where you would like to go. And

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don't let shame on bog you down? By making you question. If Allah knows, then what's the point of me being here? I said, you don't know. But shavon bogs us down. So in that case, what happens? We are using the predestiny and the knowledge of Allah as an excuse to sit and do what we want. yet. It would have been written in the decree that this person is going to give up so they will lose out.

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I always say what Allah also wrote about how much money you're going to learn in your life.

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Why don't you just sit and relax? You say no, if I sit and relax, how am I going to earn exactly the same answer regarding Heaven and Hell?

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One day, there was a thief who was brought to America by the Allahu anhu. And they needed to penalize him. So he didn't want to be penalized. So he was very intelligent. He says, Omar, you know what? ameerul momineen How can you penalize

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and punish me when it was already predestined that I was going to steal. What a powerful moment right is using a man to do what? He's using his Eman to get out

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of the crime that he just committed. While ameerul momineen was one shopper, very intelligent man. He says you know what?

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And it was written that we were going to punish you.

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La ilaha illAllah It was written that we were going to punish you. Let's punish this man La Ilaha Illa look at how

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the first part of it seems like yes, it makes sense. If Allah wrote it, why are you punishing him? Because Allah wrote the punishment as well. So when Allah when you say Allah wrote my wealth, why should I go out to him because now Allah wrote that you are so foolish, that you are going to remain poor for the rest of your life. We don't need that to happen, work hard, work hard to achieve what you want, and Allah will do the rest. So when the people of Jenna will enter Jana, they are about to intergender you know, there will be a day of tiama massive day where accounts shall be taken. Allah will ask you for every single thing. Every detail, Allah is going to ask us. And this is why I tell

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people don't be a judge, Allah has kept a whole day.

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That is worth

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50,000 years of this world's days, meaning the years of this world. That's one day.

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After the Day of Judgment, when you get into paradise, then a day will be considered as 1000 years of BS that you are counting, meaning it's Eternity, Eternity, but the Day of Judgment itself, Allah says, Can amiibo hum Sina alpha Santa,

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it's Spanish will be that of 50,000 years of this life, the years of this life 50,000. Allah kept it to do what? Every single one of you, every single one of you, myself included, Allah will ask you everything. And your deeds will be placed in front of you. Your deeds will be placed in front of you the highlights of your life.

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Those things that embarrass you those things that you are proud of everything comes together.

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You know, we had a conference in the Philippines called the building bridges. As we ended

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10 minutes later, the organizers had a video. That video was the highlights of the conference, from the beginning to the end, including a small snippet of the last speaker, they did it so quickly. And they were showing the highlights and in my mind, I'm thinking imagine this little video is showing us the highlights of today already. And Allah is going to show us the highlights of our lives and then zoom in to every detail. La ilaha illAllah. I would be embarrassed, I would be very, very embarrassed. So what do I do? We would all be embarrassed. There are certain things we have done in our lives, all of us that we would not have liked others to know about. We would be embarrassed. We

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are ashamed of some things we have done. It's human. What do you do? My brother, my sisters, don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

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Don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

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If you seek forgiveness, once the sin is wiped out to the degree that the angels are made to forget it, and it is deleted from your books such that it will never ever come back. And if you change your life totally after you had committed sin, you need to know Allah will love you so much because you did that solely for him, that he is going to convert the bad deeds into good deeds simply because you quit them for his sake. And yet you are a human who perhaps in the case of others has chosen

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or could have chosen not to stop the sin.

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Subhana Allah shapen comes to us my brothers and sisters, after we seek the forgiveness of Allah, and he tells us I don't think you're forgiven yet. You know why? It's the beginning of doubting your maker. The Most Merciful, you are doubting him the most forgiving

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You're doubting him, the last time you're doubting him that's from shaytan. That's a crime.

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May Allah forgive us. So if you are writing your book and I am to the book that is going to be presented on the day of judgment to us, I'm writing it you are writing and I'm writing mine, you're writing yours. I don't need to look at your book and say, Look at that, check this, this person is bad. Leave that to Allah, I can guide in a positive way. in a beautiful way. Nowadays, we are exposed to everyone across the globe, those calling towards good those calling towards bad if we were calling towards Good call towards good using harsh, harsh words was largely the people will run away until they might end up because of our harshness to the wrong direction, which we will be.

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That's why I always say you want to call the children towards goodness, call them with a smile.

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You want to call the adults towards quitting bad habits and coming to their senses. Do it in a respectful way, in a good way. Once or twice, you might have to be a little bit direct, but with tact with wisdom, Allah Who is the Lord of the worlds was telling Musa alayhis salam to go to the Pharaoh and Allah told him and his brother Hakuna, who

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speak to them speak to him with soft words, perhaps he might remember or be conscious of Allah.

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Soft words in another place, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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Mani

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boomin Howdy. If you are harsh, hard hearted, they would have dispersed from around you, they wouldn't have listened to what you have to say. But because of the mercy of Allah, He made you lenient, he made you kind. That is why I tell all my brothers and sisters all the time, a sign of closeness to Allah is definitely within your character and conduct. If a person is lenient and soft natured, it's a sign that they are closer to Allah, how do we know that? It is a sign of the mercy of Allah?

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We know it because the Quran says fabby, Ma'am, I

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mean,

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it is because of the mercy of Allah, that you are messengers

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are lenient towards them. It is a sign of the mercy of Allah. I will have mercy on my children, my brothers, my sisters and the others.

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So the ultimate success is the day we get our book in the right hand. I promise you while you are breathing while you are alive, you have the chance to delete the embarrassing parts by just saying Oh Allah, forgive me for what I did. I will not do it again. I regret it and I admit my sin, Allah says, wiped out never to come back again. It will never embarrass you. If we did not embarrass you while you were singing? How would we embarrass you when you have already turned back to us?

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Many of us, all of us a lot covered a lot of our sins, a lot of ourselves.

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Even not covered those sins and we have repented from them. Do you really think Allah would expose you thereafter? If one or two people found out or a few people found out perhaps Allah wanted you to be cleansed in a bigger way, but on the day of the AMA? Allah will never embarrass you in front of everyone to let everyone know what is this person since mermin come in hiding in last hoorah boo, les Sabina who abena Who told you man, the prophet SAW Selim says every single one of you shall be spoken to by law without an intermediary no one to translate it doesn't mean you speak this language or that language. No, you will be speaking Allah will talk to you. Every single one of us prepare

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for the day.

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Prepare for that day for Allah to speak to you what do you have to give when we go to the house of a big person sometimes we want to take a gift we want to take something we like to say you know what, at least they can have something from me maybe etc etc. You like to dress okay and do everything okay, so that you will give them the respect. What respect Are you going to give rupal is that he was gentle when the whole bag that you came with is full of sin La ilaha illAllah. You can swap it today

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through Toba and seeking forgiveness by making it a beautiful bag full of is the law. I sought forgiveness of Allah 100 times a day. Allah will tell you I believe if you did it correctly.

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Two Gentlemen,

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to go to gentlemen, seek the forgiveness of Allah be a better person we are human. I always say when we sin.

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One of the good signs is that we do not sin, out of defiance of Allah, but rather out of human weakness, someone fell into a trap. They are falling into the sin of whatever it may be. If you're a believer, the reason of the sin is not because you are defying Allah, Oh Allah, you said, Don't drink, I'm going to drink and show you Nothing will happen to me. None of us would ever dream of doing that. That's dangerous. If we sinned, that song is actually only because of our weakness, something happened, we got lazy, something happened we fell a little bit here and they get up and keep working. And never ever let people feel small. Don't let them become hopeless, brighten their

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day, uplift them, Allah will uplift you. Give them hope in the mercy of Allah no matter what. Don't be judgmental, there is a day of judgment. And on that day,

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we ask Allah to grant us our books in the right hand. Now, let me put for you the scenario in front of us Day of Judgment Mashallah people have not yet entered but they are there.

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People of john Sorry, sorry, sorry, I just realized one thing when I said people have genda and pointing at the sisters, I cannot say people have jahannam and point to the brothers.

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What I mean, let me say people agenda and point here on the ground rather than gender agenda. Don't get me wrong. Some of the young people will say later on UCS, shell was pointing at the sister saying they're going to gender and pointing at the brother saying, I don't know who is going anyway, my brothers and sisters, we are all trying and inshallah we will all make it may Allah grant us gender.

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So when the people agenda gets into agenda, and when the people have jahannam in fact, not yet gotten but they know they're going to go in and the people of jahannam Subhan. Allah here have been al amin, they will be people, the middle watching from an elevated position known as

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their condition and their fate is not yet decided. They're waiting. And already these people have started feeling the goodness of gender, these people have started feeling the harms of jahannam hellfire.

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And the discussion happens now, between these people who are not yet decided.

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So they will look at the people of Jenna, they will turn around, look at the people of jahannam. When they look at the people of jahannam Allah says in the Quran

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they will call out to these people

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who will be heading towards jahannam that they will recognize from their science you know, when you are winning a prize, and the child comes for the prize giving that child is stressed and smiling and happy. You know, these are the prize winners. They are all day those who failed were they they are quietly sitting in one corner they may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for all of us. May Allah make it easy for all of us. But we are talking of the ultimate failure when you lost not your life, but the hereafter. So these people sitting up will say to them

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your numbers did not help you today, number one. Number two, your arrogance did not help you today,

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you are headed in the wrong direction towards Hellfire to things your numbers did not help you. Which means at times the majority can be wrong, where they might be doing something really, really bad. It does not mean that they are right. It does not mean you know when everyone begins to oppress, it doesn't make oppression, okay? When everyone starts engaging in corruption, it doesn't make corruption, okay? If everyone is accepting bribes, it doesn't make bribery. Okay? And this is why we are saying the numbers doesn't make something right. What's right is right, even if no one is doing it, and what's wrong is wrong. Even if everyone is doing it. We need to understand that may

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Allah grant us an understanding.

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And then Allah says that they will say your arrogance did not help you. You were so proud, so arrogant. You know, when Allah has blessed you with something, don't start hovering right at the top because why? If you dropped from there you drop heart. But if you are humble, and if you will, okay, accessible to people, greeting them, having a good circle of people around you who are really strong

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People who can tap you when you need some correction, etcetera, etcetera. The day you drop, it will just be a little slip, you can quickly get back up on your feet and walk again. It will be easier. You drop from the top. It's going to be very difficult to get up a few bones are broken perhaps May Allah safeguard all of us. So they say to them, your numbers didn't help you. Your arrogance didn't help you.

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And you know what, just prior to that, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, These people who will be not yet decided neither here nor there they are sitting on an elevated place watching. When their eyes are turned towards the people of hell. They will pray to Allah at that juncture.

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Me they will say,

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Do not make us together with the wrongdoers do not bring us together with the wrongdoers. My brothers and sisters we need to make the two are known today and every day of our lives. Oh Allah Jelena Malcolm evali mean?

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Don't put us from among those who are wrongdoers, help us strengthen us make us strong.

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Oh Allah make halaal so sufficient for me that it protects me from haram

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Did you hear that? Allahu macfie maybe halali can help me. Oh Allah make me sufficient with the halaal you've given me such that I don't need to go into haram wogonin need to follow the government's work, and Oh Allah grant me sufficiency, such that I don't need to depend on anyone else for my sustenance besides you. May Allah grant us beautiful.

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So now Allah subhanho wa Taala, looking at the people of Hellfire would say the statement.

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These people, the ones who you swore an oath that Allah won't have mercy on them. Let me put you into the picture. Here are the people of health. Here is the elevation, the people on the elevation. And now Allah is addressing the people of hell who used to say before to the people of the elevation while they were in the world, Allah will never have mercy on you.

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What did they say? Allah will never have mercy on you. So now am I saying to them, are these not the ones who you used to say, Allah won't have mercy on them?

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They used to used to say that, then Allah will tell the people of the elevation.

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You enter Paradise, this is the mercy of Allah. Imagine, when exam results are announced, those who passed have passed, if you were to announce them in order, starting with the ones who got the highest marks, and they have, for example, 100 students, and you start 9095 sorry, 95 9085 8075 7065 6055. And your name is still not called out. And they stopped for a while. Hey, all those whose names are not called out they are just watching. Then they stop. And they tell you listen, we are stopping here. Now we are calling the ones who failed. So they start from the other way. They've left it at 55. And they start from 05 1015 2025 3035 4045. And they stop again. Your

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name is still not called out where are you? You are on the elevation. Now do you understand what we're saying? The people of Ghana the people of those who pass pass those who fail fail.

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But there are people in the middle. There Mehta is still not decided. And Allah is showing us all that his mercy is greater than anything else to Panama.

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any mercy of anyone cannot compete with the mercy of Allah. So Allah is saying to them, you said Allah is not going to have mercy on them.

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intergender you enter gentle showing them you are wrong. Allah's mercy is greater.

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How many times people do mothers use? You won't make it to gender. These people they will never go to gender. How do you know do you know the condition upon which the person died or will die? This is why we

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I'm not allowed to condemn particular people into Hellfire because i don't know i'm not they're not know Am I the owner of heaven nor am I the owner of help to decide who will go in and Who wouldn't? I might not forgive someone but the Lord most merciful most forgiving most times. may forgive them. Who am I have to do people don't do mother's Be careful. The only Doom I know is a little spray.

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Allah forgive us. It's called raid in some countries, little spray to spray little insects. In other countries they call it doom. What do you call it?

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I can't hear

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Mashallah. Mashallah, I think there are no insects here.

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Where Allah bless us, may Allah grant us all goodness. So my brothers and sisters, we are taught to have hope in the mercy of Allah we know we have done wrong have hoping the mercy of Allah and if you want Allah to have mercy on you, give others hoping the mercy of Allah and I promise you will have mercy on you. Imagine someone going around giving people hope in the mercy of Allah. Yes, we are concerned about Hellfire, there needs to be an element of fear. But that fear is born from love. You know what that means? When we say the fear of Allah, people ask a question. Young people have asked me, should I be scared of my load? I say no, no, no, you don't need to be scared of your load. Why

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do they say fear Allah? I said, You know what, my child? Let me show you something.

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It's a very interesting question, isn't it very interesting. I'll show you something. When you love someone, and you love them so much you fear doing anything that will break that relationship. That is the fear we are talking about. It's a fear that is born out of tremendous love. Not a fear out of being so scared because there is suddenly a big thing coming in your direction. Ooh, that's not born out of love.

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If you love someone so much, Don't you fear hurting them? Don't you fear doing something that will destroy your relationship? Don't you fear doing something that might be detrimental to the well being of this person or perhaps the relationship you do? When we say be conscious of Allah. Part of taqwa is also to be conscious of this relationship you have with Allah don't to do anything that would result in earning the wrath of the one who you love. La Ilaha Illa don't do anything that would result in earning the anger of the one whom you love. This is Allah.

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So Allah tells them go into gender.

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Now they're into genital for those and these people, they will be cast into Hellfire, the people of genda will be the first to talk. Now they want to say things and the discussion can be heard on the other side, at that juncture in a way known by Allah you cannot come to me and say here's Can you please describe in detail how exactly it is going to happen? I will have to tell you hang on. When we go we shall see ourselves how it is happening. For now. I only know what Allah told me and I stopped it.

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May Allah grant us gentlemen.

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So

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Allah describes a beautiful conversation. These people have gentlemen.

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One

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of

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the people of gentlemen co

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meaning they spoke to them they asked them something. What are you asking?

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una

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buena.

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We have found what our Lord promised us to be the truth. Have you found what your Lord has promised you to be the truth? Wow, what a question.

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We worked hard. We did our Salah we paid Zika we were honest, we stayed away from sin. We sought forgiveness every time we faltered and even when we did not falter. We tried our best to develop a relationship with Allah we were conscious of that. We kept praying for gender we kept protecting ourselves. We considered what Allah decreed to be the ultimate decree. And today we found what Allah promised us in terms of gender to be the truth. What about you guys?

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What will be the answer of the people of hell?

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They have no answers. colona that's all they could say. They said none

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Yes, we found it to be true.

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We didn't believe we didn't do this we did whatever we wished we were immoral. We lost our values. We didn't worship Allah alone. We our maker alone returned the way we did this and we transgressed etc, etc. Knowing that there were people who kept reminding us don't do this tend to your make attend to you. We never tend to our maker. And now we are sitting here in hell.

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May Allah said goddess May Allah grant us, may Allah grant us ease and goodness and May Allah bless everyone. May Allah grant guidance to entire humanity. I mean,

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for as

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long

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as a caller will call out on that day invoking the curse of Allah upon the wrongdoers. They were wrongdoers, they did not take heed. When people reminded them they did not take heed.

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But later on when the punishment begins in Hellfire, imagine the punishment beginning in hellfire. Before we talk about that, let me tell you something.

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When the person of genuine interest Jenna,

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as he's entering, one of the narration says one foot in and one foot out,

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they have just caught him

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and they are looking,

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what they will see will be so so amazing mind boggling beyond the comprehension of humankind on Earth. It is only now in this hereafter, that you are realizing the magnitude of the gift of Allah here in Paradise, and the person will stand for 500 years, just looking, just looking, just looking until the gatekeeper says Are you not going to come in? Now? Imagine how happy the people will be. May Allah grant us goodness. Now people say what will I have in general? A lot of people ask, is my cat going to be in general? I've had that question being asked even by people close to my heart, Will these cats be in paradise?

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Worry about yourself to begin with, once you get to paradise, whatever you want, while you are there.

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Allah will give it to you. Yesterday I spoke about how at the time we were in our rooms we could have been wishing for so many things. And we say I wish I get this if you knew in your room, for argument's sake, that you are going to come out one day you would be saying I wish I can have this which is tasting so good, right? Well ah when you come out of the womb, nothing that was in the womb will ever be wanted by you ever. You might look at it and say yeah, am I right?

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How can we with these small we are also in some kind of a life year where with this life, everything Allah has ever given you and I is from the earth and it shall remain on the earth. Nothing is from Jenna yet. What do you have

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the cast you have made from the metal which is mind. The minds are on Earth, the clothes you're wearing from the cows the cows created in a similar fashion by Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is leather it is from the earth it will degenerate back into the earth or the cotton from from the cotton plantation. That's what it is. What is everything you ever have is from because it shall remain on the earth it was given value by Allah I was saying the other day in Lagos. You know, we were created by dust, the same dust that if we were to see it, it would irritate us. When you see dust on your windowsill. What do you do? You quickly get a duster. But you were created from that.

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But you know, Allah wanted it that way to show you men. It is who you are inside that matters, not what you were created from. If Allah gave value to people based on what they were created from, trust me we would have all been created from gold and platinum and something else maybe. But even that is from the earth. Where do they get gold from? They mined under the ground? La ilaha illAllah everything that you hold of value is actually from the earth. That's why the Hadith says in general is that which no eye has ever seen. No ears have ever heard. And it hasn't ever crossed your mind or your heart. Never. When you go there you'll just be shocked. Imagine 500 years. Yeah, Eli, you have

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no time to think about anything else. You're just is this mind.

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You're just still looking until the gatekeepers are coming in. So Allah, Allah grant us

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We worked hard, we got it by the mercy of Allah. Allah

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says, You will only enter Paradise through my mercy not by your deeds, but to get my mercy you need to do the best deeds that you can do try your best. When you have tried your best you will earn the mercy of Allah it is that Mercy of Allah that will get you entry into paradise. That is why when you do too many deeds and it makes you arrogant and you think ah Mashallah I read as a Muslim, Aisha tahajjud what what what what I read the Quran, you are heading some way in the wrong direction. You know why your deeds are going to get you nowhere. It is important to do what I just said, but not to boast about it. To try and quality between you and Allah He knows you did things I tell you, my

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brothers and sisters many of us are lacking when it comes to deeds we have done in secret. When we sin, do we sing in public? We should not a true believer should never send in public because when you sing it is one cent against you, right? You sing in private, you are embarrassed about the minute you sing in public, it is a double sin against you. You need to know that. So to send in private is a far more blessing state of relation with Allah Although you are doing wrong, lead to sin in public. Because when you send in private you will seek the forgiveness of Allah. When you send in public you become proud about the sin that you are committing. And that's where you become

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distanced from Allah.

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So I tell you, my brothers and sisters,

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we earn gender not through our deeds but through trying and it's the mercy of Allah alone. That will get us into gender. That's why the professor Salaam speaks about some people who end gender through small deeds that they did. Allah love your trial so much. Someone was kind to a dog so they quench the thirst of the dog so Allah loved it. So Allah gave them gentlemen, did Allah say they read five Salam they did? They did this they did. Allah hasn't spoken about all of that yet. Allah just said, Look, there was one deed we love that was enough for us to say hi, you were merciful on one of my creatures, I merciful on you. And today we want to kill human beings. Boko Haram thinks they are

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going to Agenda by killing everyone when they don't realize if they were merciful to the dogs of society, they would engender they are not even merciful to humankind.

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May Allah grant a string

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La ilaha illa Allah

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so now the people of Hellfire are tasting the torment, and what happens? They are thirsty, they want to drink something, it's only the beginning of the tomate and Allah makes mention of something.

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They will also now develop

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the courage to call out to the people of Paradise whom they can make here their statement how it's going to happen. I really don't know I just know it is going to happen because it is in the

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urban areas.

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The people of Hellfire will call out to the people of gentlemen what will they see and feel?

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Please can you pour some water on us

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or give us anything that Allah has provided you with?

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Just extinguish this flame or the heat we need the water we need some goodness.

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The people of Jelena will say in Allahumma caffine alladhina de bajo de la

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dunia

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Nico,

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America.

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Allah has prohibited this. Allah has prohibited us from assisting or Allah has prohibited what you are asking for from reaching you. Those who did not believe in the hereafter. Those who did not believe in the hereafter. Allah subhanho wa Taala says those who took their Deen their faith lightly like a joke. They took it like a joke.

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And they were deceived by the life of this world. They thought we just need to live here and enjoy. Allah will grant you days of enjoyment but not every day will be the same. You will have sickness every year once or twice whether it is a flu or a cough, or something more serious, but Allah will test you with something to show you man you are weak, you are weak. Come back to us. We will show you the gift.

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So Allah says when they were deceived

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by the dunya

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they forgot Allah why

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They will on earth on that day. Allah will forget them. Leave them aside. That's it. Why? You didn't want me anyway. So why should I want you now? You didn't want me anyway, why should I want you now? There are people who desecrate the name of Allah. They bless him, Allah intentionally. I always tell some of those who don't believe when I get an opportunity to talk to them that even if you don't believe don't bless him because that's another level you are getting to a level of defiance.

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So hon Allah, there are people who bless him the way they throw around, you know, my brothers and sisters, those who want to take the Quran the word of Allah and start bending it and inciting I promise you many of those people, after a time they turned to Islam, did you know that? After a time, they turned to Islam, so that's why I pray for them. Allah will guide them, yes, we are hurt. It's unacceptable to us, it pains us. But at the same time, remember something there are others who have done worse than that, who were guided to Islam.

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Because that was the extent the limit now there's nothing worse to do. They came to Islam.

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May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us goodness and ease. May Allah open our doors. We've heard a lot about peace, about unity, about the people of heaven and hell about the discussion about instilling hope in our own lives and the lives of others. I pray that we've all benefited from what I've said, and I pray that we can achieve true goodness and kindness in our hearts and we can become better people. Not only does our nation need us to be the best of people, more than that we need it for ourselves in order to please Allah subhanho wa Taala as those who came on to Earth for a few years, left a good legacy and went back to Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant us genital dos aku

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Kohli, hava sallallahu wasallam Allah and Amina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.