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Friday Sermon, 17th January 2020, Maldives. Masjid al Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam

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hamdulillah

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Al Hamdulillah Hilary Hayden Ali, Omar Khan Alina chadi Allah Allah, Allah

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Allah Allah Illallah hula hula sharika wash Mohammed Abu ora Zulu Mr. Mamata Qin warra Surah Al amin, Allah de Boer Isla Marie one Assad, one la de terre Cana al al Maha jetty

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La Ilaha Cana Hari ha

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Allahu wa salam o Baraka alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi woman Salah Qatari tahu masala hace muy

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bien. Amoeba do Fatah cola Eva de la. What Takuya woman toda una de la

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luna, Casa bata home La Jolla moon, my beloved brothers and sisters, it is important that we remind one another about the consciousness of Allah to develop the correct relationship with your maker, the one whom you are going to return to never become oblivious of the fact that you are going to return to the one who made you prepare for that day in a beautiful way, on a daily basis ensure that you have done deeds that will result in you being proud of what you have put forward on the Day of Judgment. And one of the best things you could do is to seek forgiveness of the Almighty on a regular basis. My brothers and sisters, each one of us has needs these needs are fulfilled through

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the mercy of the Almighty in his divine plan, he has kept it such that we would need to earn in order to survive. Every one of us has a stomach, the stomach needs to be filled. In order to fill it we would need to purchase things we would need to trade we would need to actually consume food and that food as you and I know is not free across the globe. May the almighty bless every one of us. It is part of the divine plan of the Almighty, that he has ensured that every one of us will have to work in one way or another in order to ensure that we survive.

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He has set aside and he has dictated the way to earn this earning is taught by him to be in the most beautiful and acceptable way. He has also made clear that which is unacceptable when it comes to income and earning all this being part of his divine plan. The Almighty alone decides what is halal and what is what is permissible and what is prohibited. He knows and every time he has prohibited something, it is because of the detriment there in every time he has said that something is halal, it is because he knows the purity of it. And this is why the almighty tells us yeah, you

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know

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what law in law has

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been

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shown you believe the consciousness of the Almighty be conscious of the Almighty develop the correct relation with the almighty the term use this.

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Be conscious of Allah and each one of you should look into what you have done in order to prepare for tomorrow, meaning the day that you are going to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala look at what you have prepared for that day.

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And be conscious of the Almighty for Indeed, he is all knowing of what you do what you have done. May Allah make it easy for us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, remember that if Allah has catered for the end that is beneath the

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feet of some or the end that is so small and insignificant. If Allah has provided food and sustenance for that end, then definitely Allah will provide for you and I who have bigger and more sophisticated than any of the ends, in fact, all the creatures of the Almighty

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He has ensured that he will provide the basics for all of them.

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There is nothing that

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except that the Almighty has taken it upon himself to provide for it. We ask Allah to make us from those who can rely on Allah. Remember my brothers and sisters, Allah has not guaranteed that he will throw something at you when you have not used the capacity that he has provided you in order to try and achieve it the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says it is Allah And Pharaoh kohistan biLlahi wala attaches,

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work hard to achieving that which is beneficial for you and seek the help of Allah and don't be lazy. When you are lazy, automatically you will lose because you are not listening to the instruction of the Almighty. Cut out laziness work very hard and allow will probably give you more than you expected him to have given you may Allah provide for all of us. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Remember, there is no goodness in trying to achieve through that which is prohibited. There might be a moment of joy when you see a large finger, or something that you have in front of you. But if it is earned by haram and prohibited means that joy is only temporary it

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will not last. This is why we always speak out against corruption. This is why we always speak out against consuming that which is prohibited. And we always speak out against earning that which is unlawful, maybe will it make us more conscious of it.

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If for example a person were to steal to become rich, they may have a moment of joy, temporary and fake, which is actually going to be snatched away not just in the hereafter. But in this world too. It becomes the dark cloud that is looming over the head. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect every one of us. Remember, qarun was a man who was very, very wealthy, he earned his wealth, but that wealth came about with a quality that Allah did not like and this is why once you have earned, even if it is halaal earning, remember one thing, let it make you humble, the wealthiest

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should be the most humble, the most powerful from amongst us should be the most humble, the most popular amongst us should be the most humble. When Allah has blessed you with something lower the wing of humility and humbleness and ensure that you appreciate what Allah has favored you with with our own he did not do that. Do you know what he said? He removed Allah from the entire equation. And so Allah taught him a severe lesson letting that lesson be not only for him, but for all of us in Nepal una caja. comi mucho de bajo la him. Why

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Barun was a member of the nation of Moses Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. And he actually transgressed after the almighty had bestowed upon him wealth, such that a large number of strong men would find it difficult only to carry the keys to the treasures that he owned. Imagine how much wealth he had. And yet he came across later on. And he says, to get his transgression in

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the,

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the, all this that I have, it's not Allah Who gave it to me, it is me It is my intellect, my brain, my own capacity, my shrewdness, and my ability to do the trade or the business or to earn the income. It was me alone. So Allah reminded him to say, you know what, don't say that. The people of knowledge, told him Don't say those words. Those words are actually against your own self. You can never, ever

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When a war that you begin against the almighty himself, ultimately the Almighty will win. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This man did not realize that the brain we gave him that is he is claiming, he used in order to earn what he earned that itself we were the ones who gave him in the first place. It is Allah who gave you and I the same brain that we are using to distance ourselves from Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, After we sent him warnings, and we sent him reminders, we actually cause the earth to swallow him and all his wealth, and it did not help him in any way.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of how he caused the earth to swallow our own. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us. The love that we have for wealth, indeed, is within the hearts, let that love not contaminate the heart, it should be limited only to that which is permissible, that which will please the Almighty. Remember my brothers and sisters, when Allah gives you, He wants you to give from what he gave you Subhana Allah, in order to prove that he comes first. Remember, no matter what wealth you have amassed, voila, he you are going to leave it on Earth, it is not going to come. Nobody is going to bury you together with your wealth. Remember,

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when you die, that wealth is going to go to someone else. One of the best things you could do is once you are alive, make good use of what the Almighty has given you. He requires from you approximately two and a half percent of your savings and your wealth etc. If you have crossed the whole year with that amount known as nisab, Allah wants you to give a certain amount from it. And he stays that belongs to me. But my brothers and sisters over and above that, become generous, become charitable, learn to reach out to those who don't have as much as you have. The Almighty has even asked the messengers, the Almighty has even asked the messengers to eat that which is halal and to

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spend from that which the Almighty has given them. May Allah make us from among those who are generous. When you have more, you will give more when you have less, you may give less. But remember the percentage is something that is absolutely important. Sometimes a person who is worth $1,000 when he gives 100 he has already given 10% of his wealth, and if a person is worth 10 million or 100 million when he gives 1 million, it is actually a percentage as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us sustenance and make us from those who can serve Him through that sustenance both by earning it as well as spending it in the correct way. I mean,

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my brothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala

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has reminded us about the blessings that he will grant those who strive and struggle, even if you have a little, some people work the entire day they earn a small portion.

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Others might earn more than 10 times that amount in one hour. All this is in the hands of Allah. Remember when you worked hard for your wealth, even if it is a little, be thankful Allah will bless that wealth. Sometimes you have a salary that is not as much as others. But if Allah has given you what is known as Baraka, meaning blessings, you will perhaps be able to achieve much more

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than what others might be able to achieve with a lot if they will not blushed. May the almighty bless every one of us, my brothers and sisters, it is important for us to keep reminding one another in a beautiful way about earning that which is about earning the pleasure of Allah. Ultimately, ultimately, if we would like to earn paradise, one of the ways of earning Paradise is to ensure that everything we have consumed is also halaal. Remember, on the day of judgment, we will be asked where we earned the money from where we spent it and Allah subhanho wa Taala as mercy will overcome as if we were from amongst those who always tried to ensure that what we did was correct. Allah subhanho

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wa Taala asks us to follow his message in a beautiful way. Some people think that these rules and regulations are there in order for us to lead a difficult life a hard life No not at all. When Allah has dictated

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Something try to understand it, try to understand why he is saying this. And remember, he only does it to empower us. He only does it for us to be able to understand collectively, that we would benefit not only ourselves but entire community, society and the nation at large. If we were to be upright the way he wants, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us all goodness and may He forgive us barakallahu li walakum wa Suna wanna find me why er combi Murphy him Amina, it will hikma aku Kohli hava estavela Holly welcome Lisa.

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